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Paramedic gets 5 years in prison for Elijah McClain’s death in rare case against medical responders

Posted on AllSides March 1st, 2024
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DENVER — (AP) — A Colorado paramedic was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for the death of Elijah McClain in a rare prosecution of medical responders that has left officials rethinking how they treat people in police custody. The convictions of Peter Cichuniec and a fellow paramedic sent shock waves through the ranks of paramedics across the U.S. and thrust their profession into the acrimonious fight over social justice sparked by the 2020 murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. Cichuniec and Jeremy Cooper were both convicted in...

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