The new language in the amended executive order doesn’t preclude the filing of serious criminal charges, said Stan Garnett, former district attorney in Boulder who is not involved in the case — but it does suggest the attorney general’s office is taking a wider approach. Back in Charleston County, the law firm representing the family of James Britt, Jr. says that he is greatly missed by his wife and son, calling his death “tragic and avoidable.”, “Jamie had his face pressed into the pavement, handcuffed behind his back, and in leg shackles when the paramedics injected him with a lethal amount of this dangerous tranquilizer drug,” the McLeod Law Group said in a statement to Live 5 Investigates. “Even the most ridiculous election the country has ever known and the COVID epidemic have been unable to distract people from the murder of Elijah McClain.”. Elijah McClain. Beaufort County deputies responded to a shooting Wednesday night in the Willows neighborhood in Bluffton. A New Greenway At ... is in addition to a separate investigation the office is conducting into the death of Elijah McClain. Seventeenth Judicial District Attorney Dave Young last year declined to press criminal charges against those involved in McClain’s death, but in June, amid mounting political pressure and growing national attention on the case, Polis appointed Attorney General Phil Weiser as a special prosecutor. Newman said it’s impossible to know at this point whether protesters’ concerns about the tweak to the executive order will be proven correct, but that she’s nevertheless encouraged to see the event planned for Saturday. The Party for Socialism and Liberation, which organized Saturday’s protest, says Weiser is only investigating offenses and not criminal activity. Law enforcement was also there and kept the groups separated with police tape. Jared Polis, to the investigation into his death being loosened. “I suspect that whoever the attorney general had investigate this is probably coming to very much the same conclusion that Dave Young’s office did, which is that there are no criminal charges,” he said. The investigation continues and it will be thorough, guided by the facts, and work to build public trust in Colorado’s criminal justice system.”, RELATED: Death Of Elijah McClain: Aurora Attorneys File Denial Of Wrongdoing, By viewing our video content, you are accepting the terms of our. Paramedics injected McClain with ketamine to subdue him. Sadly, several days later Mr. McClain was taken off life support. The long fight for justice for Elijah McClain. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph.. Polis’ tweak to Elijah McClain investigation…, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Submit to Stumbleupon (Opens in new window). In order to maintain the impartiality and integrity of these investigations, the Attorney General’s Office has no further comment at this time.”. Conor Cahill, the governor’s press secretary, released a statement late Thursday night characterizing the executive order as a widening of Weiser’s investigation. Upon arrival at the hospital he was admitted and subsequently placed on life support. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS. “You’re standing there on the side of the road, or the bridge, or in their home in a very tense environment for EMS,” Dr. Borg said. This patterns and practice investigation, authorized by SB20-217, is in addition to a separate investigation the office is conducting into the death of Elijah McClain. She joined the paper in 2019 and previously worked as a crime reporter at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in Pennsylvania and the Chattanooga Times Free Press in Tennessee. A spokesman for the attorney general’s office declined to comment Thursday. November 23, 2020 at 7:00 PM EST - Updated November 23 at 7:53 PM, Sheriff’s Office investigates shooting in Bluffton, More stores closed for holiday due to pandemic, Union Co. couple uses lottery winnings to help feed those in need on Thanksgiving.