Elijah McClain's mother relieved he 'is no longer labeled a suspect' after investigation into officers' actions. "It was overwhelming knowing my son was innocent the entire time and just waiting on the facts and proof of it," Sheneen McClain told CNN. "My son's name is cleared now. He's no longer labeled a suspect. He is actually a victim." Elijah McClain died in August 2019, three days after he was stopped by Aurora police, put in a carotid hold, and injected with ketamine . No charges were brought against the officers because, District Attorney Dave Young wrote in a June 2020 letter , prosecutors lacked evidence to prove the officers caused McClain's death or that their force was unjustified.
Sheneen McClain admitted through tears that she has watched the body camera footage of her son's death over and over because she never got to say goodbye.