AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado police chief has fired three officers over photos showing police reenact a chokehold used on Elijah McClain. The Black man last year after police stopped him on the street in a Denver suburb.
One of those fired is a white Aurora officer who helped stopped McClain in August. The other two who were fired posed in the photos taken in October near a memorial for McClain. A fourth officer in the photos resigned earlier this week.
They sent the photos to Rosenblatt, who responded with a text that said, “Haha.” They were fired for conduct unbecoming of an officer.