AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) — The Aurora Police Department has released photos of three of their officers taken at the Elijah McClain memorial. One photo shows the officers reenacting the chokehold used on McClain, who later died.
The Aurora Police Department says the photos were taken months after the incident, on Oct. 20, 2019.READ MORE: Hispanic Neighborhoods In Denver Metro Area With High COVID Hospitalizations Consistently Have Poorer Air Quality
The officer in the center of the photos, Jaron Jones, submitted his resignation to the chief on Thursday. His record will show that he was going to be terminated and he will not be allowed to be a police officer anywhere in Colorado.
Erica Marrero and Kyle Dittrich, also seen in the photos, were fired.READ MORE: Littleton Police Officer Recovering After Being Shot, Suspects Remain At Large
Jason Rosenblatt, one of the three Aurora police officers involved in the August 2019 encounter with McClain was also fired Friday. The interim chief confirmed Rosenblatt had no part in the taking or distribution of the photos, but they were sent to him, and he replied with an inappropriate response.
Interim Chief Vanessa Wilson said Rosenblatt replied, “Haha.”
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