Statement on Polis EO on Elijah McClain

Statement on Polis EO on Elijah McClain

Denver, CO — The Colorado Democratic Party released the following statement in reaction to the news that Governor Jared Polis announced an executive order to have Attorney General Phil Weiser investigate the killing of Elijah McClain by police officers:

Halisi Vinson, Executive Director of the Colorado Democratic Party

“We applaud Governor Polis’ move to empower Attorney General Weiser with the authority to investigate and potentially prosecute the police officers responsible for the murder of Elijah McClain. As a party, we will always stand on the side of truth, we will always stand on the side of justice, and like so many Coloradans and people across the country, we demand justice for Elijah McClain. We will never stop fighting for the day when a young black man can simply walk in peace without being harassed, assaulted, or murdered by police officers; because Black Lives Matter.”

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