Release of revised Elijah McClain autopsy marks win in transparency, watchdog group and coroner say

The Colorado Sun: A revised autopsy confirming that Elijah McClain died of ketamine toxicity in his 2019 encounter with Aurora police was made public Friday after a county coroner petitioned a judge to lift an order sealing the document.

A government watchdog group called the move a win for transparency after the previous ruling kept the autopsy report secret for months.

“It’s not a case of, let’s learn all the horrific details about what happened here. It’s more to hold officials accountable in a lot of cases,” said Jeff Roberts, executive director of Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition. “It’s really important that these documents remain open.”

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