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Paramedic Sentenced to Five Years in Death of Elijah McClain

Posted on AllSides March 1st, 2024
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A Colorado paramedic convicted in the 2019 death of Elijah McClain, a young Black man whose case helped drive the national police reform movement, was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison. The case was a rare criminal prosecution of emergency medical personnel, and stirred outrage among paramedics and firefighters across the nation who worry that urgent decisions made as part of their jobs can be criminalized. Peter Cichuniec, 51, a former Aurora Fire Rescue lieutenant, was convicted in December of criminally negligent homicide and second-degree assault for the...

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