Deadly police encounters reopened amid calls for social justice

After George Floyd’s death another controversial police encounter in Colorado that resulted in Elijah McClain's death resurfaced and the police reform bill has stalled in Congress.
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Transcript for Deadly police encounters reopened amid calls for social justice
And now to the deadly police encounter just now getting attention. A young black man stopped police said he was acting suspiciously. And resisting. And and the violent takedown he can be heard pleading for his life tonight the governor calling for investigation. Why did take so law here's Pierre Thomas. In the wake of the death of George Floyd who died after a Minneapolis police officer put his knee on his neck. This controversial police encounter with a young black man in Aurora Colorado he's getting new attention. A Roger Maclean at 23 year old massage therapists who loved playing the violin. Is dead after a miss understanding. It began with this 911 car last August about a suspicious man walking just after 10 PM on a Saturday night. Then rodent sort of lets you let me let me. Let's go to that met certain. McLean returning from buying iced tea at a corner store. Is wearing a mask his family says because he often dot cold since he's anemic. They're separate that. Except let that stop stop. Stop. Stop by write stuff you could you being suspicious. In seconds it escalates the officer grabs McLean closing out with no wiggle. Oh well I limit introvert. Scott respect and boundary. Let golden. Soon he's surrounded by officers one applies a carotid control holds claiming that McClain allegedly reached for one of their guns. McLean pleads saying that he's different but that he's non violent. I told you that the. Clearly in pain at one point he says the phrase now infamous. Authorities restrained McLean. And later paramedics gave him a drug can I mean to calm him. Authorities say he suffered from cardiac arrest in the ambulance and died days later at a hospital. A coroner declared the manner of death to be undetermined there was no cough what it is there was no reason for them to stop him his family calling for an investigation but the prosecutor maintaining there is no case based on the investigation. We did not feel like we can prove in crime beyond a reasonable doubt based on the officer's actions. Colorado's governor said today that he's appointed a special prosecutor to investigate. David arts here I know you'll stay on the case thing.

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