The officers immediately grabbed McClain, who repeatedly told them to let him go. All three officers, Woodyard, Rosenblatt and Roedema have been taken off enforcement duties and reassigned. McClain was killed nearly a year ago in Colorado after police responded to a call about a suspicious person. "That opened up the door for questioning all sorts of stuff when it comes to law enforcement.". He subsequently went into a coma, and died three days later. "When people pay attention and hold institutions accountable, those institutions will respond differently than if nobody is watching.". Having anemia, he'd worn a ski mask to … Elijah, 23, was stopped by Colorado police on 24 August 2019 as he went out to buy iced tea for a family member from a local convenience store. Elijah McClain died in August 2019, after police in Aurora Colorado confronted him as he walked home from a convenience store. McClain was unarmed and committed no crimes; officers pinned him to the ground and put him in a carotid hold. Just who was Elijah and what happened to him? "Everybody's screaming names now, but ... last year it would have made a big difference.". Colorado passed a police reform bill earlier this month with new accountability measures for officer-involved killings. As more officers arrived, the original three looked around for their body cameras. They picked them up and repositioned them -- one was turned off. "As an introvert you have to find different ways of communication," she said. The death of Elijah McClain is now being investigated following a social media outcry after the fatal August incident while he was in police custody. The police called it justified. Elijah McClain died August 30th, 2019, after being taken off life support. In November, the district attorney announced they would not bring charges against the officers, who had been placed on administrative duty during the investigation. "There was absolutely no reason legally why the officers should have stopped him in the first place," Mari Newman, a lawyer for the McClain family, told ABC News. He was wearing a ski mask, as he routinely did to stay warm despite his anemia, and was dancing to music as he walked. An online petition demanding justice for Elijah McClain, a black man who died last year a few days after being detained by police in Colorado, has amassed over two million signatures. McClain's mother Sheneen was scheduled to take part but was in too much grief to appear and speak. When fire paramedics arrived on the scene they injected Mr McClain – who was reportedly unconscious by this point – with ketamine to sedate him, leading to him going into cardiac arrest on the way to hospital. The revolution is now. Sheneen McClain says her son was always introverted. Honestly, they need to be convicted for what they did because it was unjust," she said. "He's gone. Although Mr McClain was not armed or suspected of committing any crime when he was stopped, he was subsequently pinned to the ground and put in handcuffs, where it is reported that he repeatedly sobbed and vomited. As they inflict multiple different kinds of force on Elijah Mcclain. latest news, feel-good stories, analysis and more, Family receive hate-filled racist letter from ‘Santa’ after erecting black St Nick inflatable, Wife had to watch as husband shot her boyfriend dead – then killed himself, BMW driver kills her girlfriend after driving around warning barriers and into path of oncoming train, Entire bottom half of teenager’s body amputated after fork lift accident, Mother ‘put baby on road – then dad hit infant with his car’, White woman learns about the extent of racism from honest conversation with Black repairman. Sheneen McClain's 23-year-old son, Elijah McClain, died nearly a year ago in Aurora, Colorado, just a few days after police confronted him as he was walking home from a convenience store. "Elijah McClain should be alive today, and we owe it to his family to take this step and elevate the pursuit of justice in his name to a statewide concern," Polis said in a statement at the time. There's no way to put a band-aid on that, he's always gonna be gone," she said. There are currently several petitions demanding that Young resign, including one that's accrued 50,000 signatures. He said "I don't know" whether the officer's actions led to McClain's death. unarmed Black man who died days after he was subdued by three policemen and injected with a powerful sedative in August 2019 His family says he was wearing it because he had anemia, a blood condition that can make people feel cold more easily, and the mask kept him warm. Get your need-to-know What happened to Elijah McClain? And he's like, 'I'm gonna do it,'" she added. According to Twitter, McClain was a soft, introverted soul who "played violin for kittens". Soon after, McClain was loaded into the ambulance, where he had a heart attack. During this time, multiple officers are holding McClain on the ground. He also said that he saw Elijah McClain reach for one of their guns. He said that when he first saw the videos, his "initial impression" was that the ketamine caused Elijah McClain's death. "I am an introvert. Eventually, doctors declared him brain dead and, three days later, he was taken off life support. The operator advised him that officers were on their way to check it out. Now, it's her son's name chanted at marches across the country, from Denver to New York City. Life in prison would be great for me. As police tried to apprehend McClain, he offered them his ID, gave them his name and told them he was just going home. MORE : White woman learns about the extent of racism from honest conversation with Black repairman. Referring to McClain, the caller described him wearing a mask said he looked "sketchy" but added that "he might be a good person or a bad person." "The burden of proof is on me," Young said. Elijah McClain, an unarmed Black man who died days after he was subdued by three policemen and injected with a powerful sedative in August 2019, poses in an undated photograph in Aurora, Colo. Marc Lamont Hill, a media studies professor, author and activist, speaks about Elijah McClain's case. District Attorney Dave Young investigated the officers involved in Elijah McClain's death and cleared them of wrongdoing after three months. "I honestly don't think my anger or ... me being upset is gonna change," she told ABC News. "All three of those officers intentionally dislodged their body cameras," she said, pointing to a part on one officer's recording where one officer who is holding down McClain tells another officer to move his camera. I'm just going home. What happened to McClain in August 2019? "Look at James Holmes, a white man who was a mass murderer, was able to be arrested without incident," Hill said of the murderer who shot and killed 12 people at a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado in 2012. Jared Polis appointed state Attorney General Phil Weiser as special prosecutor to investigate Elijah McClain's death and potentially file charges. McClain responded, "I have a right to go where I am going.". Elijah McClain was walking home from a local convenience store on August 23, 201,9 after picking up some tea. The officers involved in the incident were placed on temporary administrative leave, but have since returned to their regular posts with no charges brought against them. Elijah, 23, was stopped by Colorado police on 24 August 2019 as he went out to buy iced tea for a family member from a local convenience store. "Somehow, when it comes to white suspects, police managed to locate a level of discipline and care and patience that they don't for black suspects, even ones who were unarmed.".