Aurora settles in principle with Elijah McClain’s family, more than two years after his death

Credit - CPR (Sheneen McClain, the mother of Elijah McClain)
Credit – CPR (Sheneen McClain, the mother of Elijah McClain)


The city of Aurora has reached a settlement in principle with the family of Elijah McClain, the 23-year-old who died in 2019 after police officers tried to arrest him and paramedics injected him with a large dose of ketamine as he walked home from a convenience store.  Attorneys representing McClain’s mother, Sheneen McClain, confirmed the agreement on Monday, stating the settlement in principle resolved all claims raised in her federal civil rights lawsuit against the city. The size of the settlement has not been disclosed. “The court will now determine allocation of the proceeds between Ms. McClain, the parent who raised Elijah McClain by herself, and Lawayne Mosley, the absent biological father,” the attorneys said.


A status conference to divide the money between the parties is set for mid-November.