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    An Aurora police officer has resigned a week after an internal affairs investigation was launched into allegations that three cops posed for photos at the site where Aurora police had approached and physically restrained Elijah McClain in August 2019, in a stop that ultimately ended in McClains death. In response to inquiries by the press, Jaron Jones, hired October 31, 2016, tendered his resignation. Jones was one of the employees involved and depicted in the photograph investigation related to #ElijahMcClain....
    An Aurora, Colo., police officer who was involved in taking pictures reenacting the police chokehold used on Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who died three days after the encounter, has resigned from the force. “In response to inquiries by the press, Jaron Jones, hired October 31, 2016, tendered his resignation,” the Aurora P.D. tweeted Thursday. “Jones was one of the employees involved and depicted in the photograph investigation related to #ElijahMcClain. We will continue to update w/developments as we...
    Elijah McClain’s death after an altercation with Aurora, Colorado police is now making national headlines but the FBI and the Justice Department were already investigating it. READ MORE: Cops involved in death of Elijah McClain put on ‘non-enforcement’ duties In a joint statement reported by CNN, the agencies said that they had already been looking to see if McClain’s civil rights were violated since last year. Last August, McClain, 23, was walking home after buying some items at a convenience store...
    Reuters July 1, 2020 0 Comments Federal law enforcement authorities said on Tuesday a civil rights investigation is underway into the death in 2019 of an unarmed Black man in Colorado after police applied a chokehold to him and he was sedated by paramedics. The federal probe was launched last year into the death of Elijah McClain, 23, who went into cardiac arrest and died days after the encounter in the Denver suburb of Aurora, according to a joint...
    In front of a virtual Aurora City Council on June 30, interim police chief Vanessa Wilson defended the actions of her department at a June 27 rally protesting the death of Elijah McClain, where officers used less-lethal weapons against protesters, including pepper spray and batons. We’re in this profession to serve and protect, and we don’t choose to intentionally hurt people, Wilson said. But when officers were pelted by rocks and water bottles, she explained, the actions were justified. There was intelligence...
    Federal law enforcement officials on Tuesday revealed that they’ve been investigating the death of Elijah McClain since it happened last year. In a joint statement, the Denver division of the FBI, the Colorado US Attorney’s Office and the Department of Justice said they’ve been reviewing the case for potential civil rights violations since 2019. “The matter is ongoing, and we are in the process of gathering additional evidence from the Aurora Police Department and other parties,” the statement said....
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A heated city council meeting in Aurora questioned the police use of force during a protest and violin concert on Saturday night. Organizers of the protest were calling for justice for Elijah McClain. (credit: CBS) “I had constituents who were maced who I know were not participating in any violent activities. I have constituents whose children are traumatized from this. What can we do better going forward?” asked Councilmember Juan Marcano. The police department provided a...
    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Federal law enforcement authorities said on Tuesday a civil rights investigation is underway into the death in 2019 of an unarmed Black man in Colorado after police applied a chokehold to him and he was sedated by paramedics. The federal probe was launched last year into the death of Elijah McClain, 23, who went into cardiac arrest and died days after the encounter in the Denver suburb of Aurora, according to a joint statement...
    The Justice Department announced Tuesday that it is reviewing Elijah McClain’s death to determine if a federal civil rights probe is “warranted.” The department released a statement acknowledging it typically does “not discuss the existence or progress of ongoing investigations,” but it made an exception for McClains case. “However, there are specific cases in which doing so is warranted if such information is in the best interest of the public and public safety,” the department said. “Recent attention on the death of...
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – The Denver Division of the FBI issued a statement Tuesday about photos of Aurora police officers taken at the Elijah McClain memorial. Sources tell CBS4 Investigator Brian Maass the photos show the officers reenacting the carotid restraint, which was used on McClain. (credit: CBS) On Tuesday, FBI investigators said they were aware of the internal investigation into the photographs. “We are gathering further information about that incident to determine whether a federal civil rights investigation is...
    At 6 p.m. today, June 30, Mayor Mike Coffman is hosting a special town-hall meeting on the Aurora Police Departments response to the protests on June 27, the culmination of an absolute disaster of a year for the APD. From an excessive response to a 911 call that led to the death of Elijah McClain to shielding a drunk-driving cop from major repercussions, the hits just keep coming for the department that cant seem to get out of its...
    People protest and demand justice for Elijah McClain on June 27, 2020, in Aurora, Colorado. Thousands across the country have come together to protest the death of 23-year-old Elijah McClain, who died after being put in a chokehold while in the custody of the Aurora Police Department in Colorado. Amid those who came out to honor and support justice for McClain were some Aurora police officers who chose to act inappropriately at the young Black man’s memorial. Multiple officers have...
    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — One of the police officers investigated over photographs connected with the death of Elijah McClain in Colorado has resigned, Aurora police said Thursday. In a tweet, the department said that Jaron Jones was one of those depicted in the photos, which were taken sometime after McClain’s death last summer. The department has not released details about what they show or said how many officers were being investigated. It said the photographs were taken near where three...
    TWO photos allegedly show cops from the Aurora Police Department posing inappropriately near the memorial site where Elijah McClain passed. The officers were suspended and are currently under investigation. 10 Elijah McClain died in the hospitalCredit: Reuters Here is more about the alleged photo scandal. Who is Jaron Jones? Jaron Jones was an Aurora police officer who recently resigned. A photo featuring several officers mocking the death of Elijah McClain in his memorial site have surfaced. The officers were reenacting...
    A suspicious house fire on Long Island is being investigated by the bomb squad after the residents awoke to the sound of breaking glass and then a fire. The Nassau County Arson Bomb Squad said the fire took place around 1:20 a.m., on Thursday, July 2, in Westbury. According to detectives, a female, 27, was in her Madison Street bedroom when she heard glass break and started to smell smoke.  She alerted four other male tenants ages 8, 33, 42, and 51...
    (CNN)The San Francisco Police Department will stop releasing most booking photos, or mug shots, to avoid perpetuating racial bias, San Francisco police Chief Bill Scott announced Wednesday.With a thoughtful process for releasing booking photos, law enforcement agencies may help mitigate or avoid perpetuating negative stereotypes which can contribute to implicit and explicit bias in policing and by community members, Scott announced in a notice to the department.The SFPD will continue releasing mug shots when necessary to warn the public of...
    Firefighter Joe Echema, a star running back at Cal who played briefly for the Raiders, is suing the Redwood City, alleging racial discrimination. Echema, who is of Nigerian descent and played under the name of Adimchinobe Echemandu as senior in 2003 and for three NFL teams including the Raiders through 2007, told KPIX (Channel 5) he’s faced harassment including being sent sexually explicit pictures. After the end of his 19-game NFL career, which included six games with the...
    BERKELEY — The Berkeley City Council approved a budget Wednesday morning for the next fiscal year that cuts the police budget by $9.2 million — 12 percent of the department’s budget — as “a down payment in reimaging public safety in Berkeley,” according to Mayor Jesse Arreguin. “The overwhelming message (from the public) is that we do need to defund the police and we need to reinvest money from our police department budget into other community priorities, including expanding mental...
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) — One of the Aurora police officers involved in taking pictures that reenacted the chokehold used on Elijah McClain has resigned from the department. “Jaron Jones, hired October 31, 2016, tendered his resignation. Jones was one of the employees involved and depicted in the photograph investigation related to #ElijahMcClain. We will continue to update w/developments as we proceed,” police tweeted Thursday. @AuroraGov council rep @AlisonCoombs2 tells me I would have probably done the same thing(resign) as what...
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) — One of the Aurora police officers involved in taking pictures that reenacted the chokehold used on Elijah Mcclain has resigned from the department. “Jaron Jones, hired October 31, 2016, tendered his resignation. Jones was one of the employees involved and depicted in the photograph investigation related to #ElijahMcClain. We will continue to update w/developments as we proceed,” police tweeted Thursday. The employment status of the other officers involved has not been confirmed.
    The San Francisco Police Department will no longer release the mug shots of arrested individuals — unless they pose a threat to public safety — over concerns of perpetuating racial bias, the departments chief announced Wednesday. Chief Bill Scott said that publishing the names and faces of arrested individuals on social media or in the news creates an illusory correlation for viewers that fosters racial bias and vastly overstates the propensity of Black and brown men to engage in...
    All 12 officers in a small Texas town’s police department went into self-quarantine after one member tested positive for the coronavirus this week, prompting a nearby sheriff’s office to step up and handle calls overnight. It happened in the city of Kemah, a waterfront community on Galveston Bay with a population of about 1,700. The city closed down its police station and city hall in order to test government and police department employees who had been exposed to the...
    All 12 officers in a small Texas town’s police department went into self-quarantine after one member tested positive for the coronavirus this week, prompting a nearby sheriff’s office to step up and handle calls overnight. It happened in the city of Kemah, a waterfront community on Galveston Bay with a population of about 1,700. The city closed down its police station and city hall in order to test government and police department employees who had been exposed to the officer,...
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) — A motorcyclist in Colorado Springs is alive after going 30 feet off the road.  The Springs fire department say they had to use a rope rescue system to get the rider up and into an ambulance. (credit: Colorado Springs Police) It happened of West Woodmen Road and Blodgett Ranch Trail. There’s no information about the rider’s condition. (credit: Colorado Springs Police) On Thursday, the department of transportation warned drivers that more motorcyclists will be on...
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Newly released body camera footage shows Florida police officers laughing and celebrating after shooting rubber bullets at a protest last month in which a Black woman was shot in the face and seriously injured. Fort Lauderdale police posted a video on its official YouTube channel Wednesday taken from the body camera of Detective Zachary Baro, who was leading the department’s SWAT team unit on May 31. At one point in the video, Baro can be...