Protesters react to Elijah McClain photo scandal

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AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — On Friday, the Aurora Police Department released controversial photos that show Aurora police officers re-enacting Elijah McClain’s incapacitation.

The photos show three officers, Kyle Dittrich, Erica Marrero and Jaron Jones. According to APD, they were taken by Dittrich then shared in text messages to other officers.

One officer who received the pictures did not respond while another, Officer Jason Rosenblatt, responded “HaHa.”

Jones resigned Tuesday morning, while the other three officers were fired Friday morning.

Around 3 p.m. on Friday, McClain’s family members and other community members gathered together calling for police reform.

Protesters filled the streets of Aurora Friday night. Below are updates that occurred during the protest.

Saturday, July 4

9:27 a.m.: VIDEO from Lisa D’Souza of protestors in the early morning hours

8:21 a.m.: APD reported vehicles blocking Montview Boulevard in the early morning hours.

11:37 p.m.

10:03 p.m.

7:45 p.m.

FOX31’s Shaul Turner remains on scene at the Aurora police station. Peaceful protests continue.

7:35 p.m.

FOX31’s Deborah Takahara received notice from several law enforcement agencies that District 1 may begin evacuating personnel.

7:20 p.m.

Protesters gather near District 1.

7:10 p.m.

6:59 p.m.

ALERT: Road closure:

6:50 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

Shaul Turner on scene as protesters begin to gather at Elijah McClain’s memorial.

5:15 p.m.

Protest planned for 6 p.m.

4:40 p.m.

There are two protests going on in Aurora. One calling for justice for Elijah McClain and the Colorado Oromo March. Some roads may be closed for safety purposes.

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