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Former Aurora paramedic sentenced to 5 years in prison for his role in Elijah McClain’s death

Posted on AllSides March 1st, 2024
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Former Aurora paramedic Peter Cichuniec was sentenced to five years in prison Friday for his role in the killing of Elijah McClain. A jury found both Cichuniec, 47, and fellow paramedic Jeremy Cooper guilty of criminally negligent homicide in McClain’s death in December. Cichuniec was also convicted of assault by drugging, with a sentence enhancer for causing serious injury or death. Cichuniec oversaw Cooper as he injected McClain with an overdose of the sedative ketamine after police put the 23-year-old in a neck hold in 2019. McClain had committed no...

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