The Day - Local police officials say Minneapolis incident erodes trust of community

Last year, after police had placed Elijah McClain in a chokehold, then handcuffed him, paramedics injected him with a dose of ketamine, a powerful sedative. They said he “appeared to be” exhibiting signs of “excited delirium”; he subsequently went into cardiac arrest and died. Earlier this year, police officers in Tacoma, Wash., cited excited delirium in the case of another unarmed black man, Manuel Ellis, who died in custody. And as Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd’s neck for the…

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