AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) -- At least two photos allegedly show Aurora Police Department officers at the site where Elijah McClain was incapacitated in August 2019 after a confrontation with officers and being injected with ketamine. The 23-year-old died days after the 2019 incident.
Police have not yet said what the officers are doing in the photos, which were taken in October 2019. According to APD Interim Chief Vanessa Wilson, an internal affairs investigation was recently completed. Wilson said she learned of the allegations Thursday afternoon.
An APD officer told internal affairs that “multiple Aurora Police officers were depicted in photographs near the site where Elijah McClain died,” Wilson said in a statement issued Monday night. All officers involved were immediately placed on administrative leave with pay.
About 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, FOX31 learned pre-disciplinary letters were sent to three officers allegedly involved in the photos.
Thursday, the Aurora Police Department said Officer Jaron Jones, hired October 31, 2016, tendered his resignation after he was depicted in the photograph investigation related to Elijah McClain, KDVR reports.