“We have to look at the proliferation of the use of ketamine throughout Colorado and we need to rein it in,” said Rep. Leslie Herod, a member of the Black Democratic Legislative Caucus.
She questioned medics’ use of ketamine, a powerful anesthetic, on Elijah McClain one year ago today after police officers in Aurora tackled him and placed him in a carotid hold as he pleaded with them. Though he was in handcuffs, a medic gave McClain ketamine and several days later he died in a hospital. In a federal civil rights lawsuit, McClain’s family argues that the combination of police brutality and ketamine killed him, though the official autopsy was inconclusive."
Read Full Article