Reps. Crow, Neguse Introduce Legislation To Ban Use Of Ketamine During ArrestsTwo Colorado congressmen helped introduce legislation to ban the use of ketamine as a tool of restraint outside of a hospital setting.
Many Police Departments De-Escalate Situations Without Use Of KetamineWhile discussions continue about the use of ketamine, many law enforcement agencies around the country do not use it at all.
Aurora City Council Approves Temporary Ketamine Ban For First RespondersIn a unanimous vote Monday night, Aurora City Council approved a resolution to temporarily ban first responders from administering ketamine to subdue people during an arrest.
Colorado's Health Department Forming Committee To Review Use Of Ketamine By First RespondersA committee of medical professionals will examine a program that currently allows emergency personnel to inject a sedative into agitated or aggressive people they come in contact with, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced Saturday.
Ketamine That's Injected During Arrests Draws New ScrutinyAn analysis by The Associated Press of policies on ketamine and cases where the drug was used during police encounters uncovered a lack of police training, conflicting medical standards and nonexistent protocols that have resulted in hospitalizations and even deaths.
Colorado's Health Department Opens Ketamine Investigation After Elijah McClain DeathThe 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.
Ketamine Dose For Elijah McClain 'Too Much,' Says AnesthesiologistMultiple anesthesiologists are questioning the amount of Ketamine, a widely employed sedative, used on Elijah McClain just before he stopped breathing last August, with one doctor saying it was, "Too much, twice too much."
Ketamine Nasal Spray Expected To Be Approved For Treatment Of DepressionA ketamine-like drug for treatment-resistant depression is expected to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration this month.
Grand Jury Indicts 9 Suspects In Vail Drug RingA grand jury has indicted nine suspects wanted in connection to a drug ring in Vail that also involved weapons.
Sen. Udall's Son Faces Drug Charge In BoulderThe Boulder County Sheriff's Office says it has arrested the son of U.S. Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado on drug and trespassing charges.