Elijah McClain's mom says his death sparked push for change

DENVER —
Sheneen McClain is not always hopeful but thinks it’s possible the death of her son Elijah McClain could create change.

Officers in suburban Denver stopped the 23-year-old Black massage therapist in 2019 as he walked home from the store after getting a 911 call that he looked suspicious. They put him in a neckhold, pinned him down and asked paramedics to sedate him with ketamine.

An investigation commissioned by the city of Aurora after McClain’s death got…

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