Cops fired over photos tied to Elijah McClain not reinstated

DENVER (AP) — Three suburban Denver police officers fired over a photo reenacting a neckhold like the one used on a Black man named Elijah McClain before he died won’t get their jobs back. The Aurora Civil Service Commission upheld the firings Tuesday. Two photos were taken at a memorial to McClain near where police stopped the 23-year-old in 2019 and put him in a neckhold. Only one of the fired officers was involved in arresting McClain, who died after being hospitalized. McClain’s father was glad the officers’ terminations were upheld, but his attorney says he wants all those involved in his son’s death to be fired.