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Paramedic who administered lethal ketamine dose to Elijah McClain spared jail time

Former paramedic, Jeremy Cooper, avoided prison for injecting Elijah McClain with ketamine before his death. Cooper received a 14-month jail sentence, work release, and probation for criminally negligent homicide. Cooper was fired and sentenced to 4 years of probation. McClain’s mother blamed everyone present that night for her son’s death. Cooper expressed regret during the sentencing. The convictions for McClain’s death are seen as a result of the 2020 racial injustice protests. Medical experts said McClain was in a weakened state before being injected with the sedative. The protests have led to legislative changes to curb police tactics.


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