Criminal Law

Paramedic Receives a 5-Year Prison Sentence in the Death of Elijah McClain

A Colorado paramedic was sentenced Friday to five years in prison in the death of Elijah McClain, a Black pedestrian who was given a lethal dose of ketamine in 2019 after a confrontation with police.

A jury in December found Peter Cichuniec and Jeremy Cooper guilty of criminally negligent homicide. Cichuniec was also found guilty of second-degree assault through the unlawful administration of drugs.

Cichuniec was sentenced to five years in prison Friday. Cooper’s sentencing is scheduled for April.

Read the source article at NBC News

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