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

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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