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Three takeaways from the conviction of Aurora Fire Rescue paramedics in the death of Elijah McClain
A jury found Aurora Fire Rescue paramedics Jeremy Cooper and Peter Cichuniec guilty of criminally negligent homicide for administering ketamine to McClain
In closing arguments, Colorado Solicitor General Shannon Stevenson said the Aurora paramedics did not properly assess McClain’s condition
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Prosecutors said the Aurora paramedics did not properly assess McClain and ultimately gave him a significant overdose of ketamine
Aurora paramedics Jeremy Cooper and Lt. Peter Cichuniec each face criminally negligent homicide and other charges
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Colorado Solictor General Shannon Stevenson said the Aurora paramedics administered too much ketamine for McClain’s body weight
Jury selection begins Monday for Aurora Fire Department paramedics Jeremy Cooper and Lt. Peter Cichuniec
Aurora paramedics Cooper and Cichuniec are scheduled to be tried in November
An attorney for one of the Aurora officers said, “Mr. McClain died because Paramedic Cooper injected him with 1.7, 1.8 times the ketamine for someone his weight and size.”
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Video evidence from the 2021 scene reportedly captured a provider saying, “She gave her the whole d*** thing . . . She wasn’t supposed to give her that much.”