Colorado AG announces broad investigation into policies of Aurora Police Department

Colorado AG announces broad investigation into policies of Aurora Police DepartmentThe Colorado attorney general's office on Tuesday announced it has launched a civil rights investigation into the Aurora Police Department's "patterns and practices," following several high-profile cases of alleged excessive force and misconduct.This review began several weeks ago, a spokesperson said, and is separate from an investigation into the 2019 death of 23-year-old Elijah McClain, an unarmed Black man who died after officers used a chokehold on him. Earlier Tuesday, McClain's family filed a lawsuit against the Aurora Police Department and paramedics, who injected him with ketamine.Last week, a video went viral showing Aurora officers holding a Black family at gunpoint, after they mistakenly thought the family was in a stolen car. As they all lie face down on the pavement, one of the children is heard sobbing and screaming, "I want my mother!" The department later apologized, and interim Chief of Police Vanessa Wilson said there will be a review of how officers are trained to conduct high-risk stops.More stories from theweek.com Donald Trump is trying to steal the election Trump campaign tweets mugshots of alleged criminals, all of them Black, to claim Biden is pro-crime Trump is still stewing over Kamala Harris' questioning of Brett Kavanaugh: 'She was nasty'

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