Four former police officers are out of work over "reprehensible" photos taken at a memorial site where a 23-year-old Black man was killed by police while walking home.
"Aurora’s interim police chief on Friday fired two of the three officers who posed for a photo last October reenacting a chokehold at the site of Elijah McClain’s violent arrest — the third officer already had resigned — and terminated another officer who received the photo," The Denver Post reported Friday. "That officer, Jason Rosenblatt, was one of the three officers involved in McClain’s death last summer."
The fired former officers are Erica Marrero, Kyle Dittrich, and Jason Rosenblatt.
"While the allegations of this internal affairs case are not criminal, it is a crime against humanity and decency," Vanessa Wilson, the interim police chief, said at a press conference.
[caption id="attachment_1641331" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Photo of former Aurora Police officers, courtesy of the department.[/caption]
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