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2 years after Elijah McClain’s death, family announces settlement with city of Aurora, Colorado

The family of Elijah McClain has announced a tentative settlement agreement with the city of Aurora, Colorado, in a federal civil rights lawsuit, according to statements from the city and family attorneys.

The settlement in principle comes more than two years since McClain’s death after he was stopped by police while walking home from a convenience store. No additional information about the settlement was released.

“No amount of money can ever compensate Ms. (Sheneen) McClain for the devastating loss her son, who she raised as a single mother,” attorney Matthew Cron said in a statement to USA TODAY. “Ms. McClain would give anything for Elijah to experience the full, long life that he so richly deserved.”

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