Colorado city settles civil rights suit by Elijah McClain family for $15 million

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By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) -The city of Aurora, Colorado, has agreed to pay $15 million to settle the civil rights lawsuit brought by the family of Elijah McClain, a Black man who died in 2019 after he was subdued by police and injected by paramedics with a sedative, both sides said on Friday. The agreement, marking the largest civil rights settlement in state history, came about nine weeks after Colorado’s attorney general completed an investigation finding that Aurora’s police routinely violated state and federal law by engaging in racially biased policing and excessive force. The inq…

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