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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
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
The Texas Department of State Health Services found the medic did not adhere to protocols and compromised the patient’s condition
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.”
Document in the ongoing special victims unit investigation alleges the teen with autism was given 10 milligrams of Versed to “shut him up”
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.”
The study aims to determine the type and prevalence of the mistakes and other factors