The officers allegedly took the pictures close to the place McClain was stopped and detained by Aurora Police quickly earlier than his dying in 2019, CBS Denver reported, citing sources aware of the investigation.
The pictures of the cops allegedly unfold across the Aurora Police Division earlier than the interior investigations division caught wind of them and began a probe.
The interim police chief of the division stated in a press release late Monday evening that every one the officers concerned had been suspended with pay pending the investigation.
“Thursday afternoon, I used to be apprised of allegations reported to Inside Affairs by an Aurora Police Officer alleging a number of Aurora Law enforcement officials had been depicted in pictures close to the positioning the place Elijah McClain died,” Vanessa Wilson stated within the assertion.
“I instantly ordered Inside Affairs to make this investigation their high precedence. This accelerated investigation was accomplished this night,” she added.
McClain died after police stopped him within the Colorado metropolis final August after somebody known as 911 to report him wanting suspicious.
Officers detained him utilizing a chokehold and known as an ambulance, the New York Occasions reported.
Medics who responded injected him with ketamine, and McClain went into cardiac arrest on the way in which to the hospital.
He died days later of “undetermined” causes.