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Paramedic from Aurora involved in Elijah McClain’s ketamine injection receives 14 months work release and 4 years probation

Jeremy Cooper, a former paramedic, was sentenced to 14 months with work release and four years of probation for injecting Elijah McClain with ketamine, leading to his death. Cooper was convicted of criminally negligent homicide, as he failed to intervene while McClain was in medical distress. McClain’s mother, Sheneen, expressed anger and disappointment at the outcome, stating that Cooper’s actions forever changed her life. Cooper tearfully apologized for his role in the incident before sentencing. The community expressed disappointment in the leniency of the sentence, calling for continued efforts in public safety reform and accountability for those in positions of power.


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