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US 3 Aurora Police Officers Fired Over Elijah McClain Photo Scandal

00:15  04 july  2020
00:15  04 july  2020 Source:   msn.com

An unarmed 23-year-old black man died after police stopped him. The governor wants a new probe.

  An unarmed 23-year-old black man died after police stopped him. The governor wants a new probe. “I am hearing from many Coloradans who have expressed concerns with the investigation of Elijah McClain’s death," Gov. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) said in a tweet Wednesday.McClain’s death has come back into the public spotlight during the last month of demonstrations against racism and police brutality, following the death of George Floyd who was killed after police in Minneapolis pinned him to the ground for several minutes.

Surfaced photo shows three Aurora police officers mimicking chokehold used on McClain before An Aurora police officer has stepped down following his involvement in a photograph taken at the In this June 27, 2020, file photo , demonstrators carry a giant placard during a rally and march over

At Least One Aurora Police Officer Resigns Amid Elijah McClain Photo Investigation. Fireworks Planned In Douglas County For 4th Of July Have Been Cancelled Over Fire Danger Concerns. Aurora Police Department Task Force Oversees Changes.

AURORA, CO - JUNE 30: A memorial near where Elijah McClain was forcibly restrained by Aurora police officers on Billings Street is shown  on June 30, 2020 in Aurora, Colorado. Multiple Aurora police officers have been placed under administrative leave for taking inappropriate photos at a memorial near where Elijah McClain died, according to published reports.  (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images) © Getty Images AURORA, CO - JUNE 30: A memorial near where Elijah McClain was forcibly restrained by Aurora police officers on Billings Street is shown on June 30, 2020 in Aurora, Colorado. Multiple Aurora police officers have been placed under administrative leave for taking inappropriate photos at a memorial near where Elijah McClain died, according to published reports. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

The Aurora Police Department has fired the three officers who posed for photos at the Elijah McClain memorial. One photo shows the officers reenacting the chokehold used on McClain, who later died.

Officers involved in Elijah McClain's death taken off street duty 'in an effort to protect' them

  Officers involved in Elijah McClain's death taken off street duty 'in an effort to protect' them Aurora, Colo. officials announced Friday that the three police officers involved in the death of 23-year-old Elijah McClain last year have been reassigned and are off the streets for their own protection as McClain's case gains national attention. CBS News reports that Nathan Woodyard, Jason Rosenblatt and Randy Roedema have all ban transitioned to work in a non-enforcement capacity. A city spokesperson told CBS News that two of the officers, Woodyard and Rosenblatt, were moved on June 13, while Roedma was moved on the 20."This was done in an effort to protect those officers," the spokesman said.

At Least One Aurora Police Officer Resigns Amid Elijah McClain Photo Investigation. Fireworks Planned In Douglas County For 4th Of July Have Been Cancelled Over Fire Danger Concerns. Aurora Police Department Task Force Oversees Changes.

The police in Aurora , Colo., opened an investigation into multiple officers after photos of them surfaced from near the site where Elijah McClain died after being restrained by the police in a chokehold last year, the chief said late Monday. Vanessa Wilson, the interim police chief in Aurora

Jaron Jones, in the center of the photos, was fired along with Erica Morales and Kyle Dietrich.

Jason Rosenblatt, one of the three Aurora police officers involved in the encounter with McClain was also fired Friday. The interim chief confirmed Rosenblatt had no part in the taking or distribution of the photos, but they were sent to him, and he replied with an inappropriate response.

Interim Chief Vanessa Wilson said Rosenblatt replied, “Haha.”

The photos were also sent to another officer involved in the confrontation with McClain. Chief Wilson said Nathan Woodyard was disgusted by the photos and deleted them.

One officer resigned Thursday, but his record will show that he was going to be terminated and he will not be allowed to be a police officer anywhere in Colorado.

Three Aurora officers fired for taking photos near Elijah McClain memorial site .
"I am disgusted to my core," said the interim chief of the police department in Colorado.The officers involved in the photos, which show three of them smiling as one is in a mock chokehold, were identified by interim Chief Vanessa Wilson of the Aurora Police Department as Jason Rosenblatt, Erica Marrero and Kyle Dittrich. A fourth officer, Jaron Jones, resigned Tuesday.

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