US Paramedic Jailed Over Death Of Black Man During Arrest

Written by on March 2, 2024

One of two paramedics who injected a young Black man with ketamine as he was put in a chokehold by US police was jailed for five years on Friday.

Peter Cichuniec had been convicted in December of criminally negligent homicide and unlawful administration of drugs over the death of Elijah McClain, an unarmed 23-year-old who died several days after a struggle with police in Colorado.

He had suffered a cardiac arrest in the ambulance in the moments after his forceful arrest.

The episode unfolded in August 2019 when police in the . . .

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