AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reopened an investigation into how ketamine is administered with regards to the death of Elijah McClain in August of 2019.

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The CDPHE says it has received a lot of new information about how the sedative was given. It has now launched a new complaint investigation. The new information and complaints were starting to be received in June of this year.

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McClain was stopped by Aurora police following a call about a suspicious person. McClain was walking home from a store. He had not committed a crime.

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Police and McClain got into a confrontation while they tried to arrest him, and paramedics injected ketamine into his arm.

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Danielle Chavira