The news is out: [The Colorado police officers who took disturbing photos at the memorial site where Elijah McClain was placed in a police chokehold and later died have all been terminated from the Aurora Police Department, interim police chief Vanessa Wilson announced Friday.
Four officers were involved in the incident. Officer Jaron Jones resigned earlier this week.
Wilson announced Friday that the remaining officers involved — Erica Marrero, Kyle Dittrich and Jason Rosenblatt — have all been fired.
Wilson also revealed the photos, which were taken on Oct. 20, 2019, publicly for the first time. Not only are the officers smiling at the site of the tragedy, one of them shows them recreating the carotid control hold that other officers put on McClain prior to his death.
McClain was a 23-year-old unarmed Black man who died days after he was put in a chokehold and sedated by police when walking home in Aurora after buying iced tea at a local corner store on Aug. 24, 2019, according to his family attorney.]
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