EDITOR: I’m proud to be a Coloradan, and I believe that we have one of the best states in this nation. With the delivery of the Aurora independent review of the circumstances surrounding Elijah McClain’s death, we have the opportunity now to also be a leader in moving the US towards equality and undoing past wrongs.
Given that the independent audit has determined that our public officials were indeed lax in their duties, I trust that Gov. Jared Polis will fully support steps to protect the health and safety of all Aurora residents, including charging the officers and paramedics involved, and beginning the process to implement the recommendations provided in the report.
Furthermore, a determination should be made as to whether these same recommendations should be disseminated across the state. Let’s not wait for another death before we begin to make the important changes statewide.
— Amanda Ramsay, Aurora, [email protected]