In August 2019, Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old African-American man, sadly passed away during a run-in with the law in Aurora, Colorado. His case attracted a lot of attention and became central to the Black Lives Matter movement as well as conversations about racial injustice and police reform.
McClain was a well-liked massage therapist who was gentle and polite. He was returning home on foot from a store on August 24, 2019, when a call to 911 was made about a “suspicious person” wearing a ski mask. Upon the arrival of law enforcement, McClain was found to be unarmed and not involved in any criminal activity.
As the confrontation got more intense, the paramedics gave him a ketamine injection and the cops used a carotid hold to restrain him. While travelling to the hospital, McClain had a heart attack and went into a coma. A few days later, it was determined that he was brain dead, and on August 30, 2019, life support was removed.
Protests and fresh demands for justice, accountability, and police reform were prompted by Elijah McClain’s passing.
Was Elijah Mcclain Autistic?
Elijah Mcclain’s mother said he wasn’t autistic.