According to NBC News, five defendants will be charged with one count each of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide: Police officers Nathan Woodyard and Randy Roedema; former officer Jason Rosenblatt; and paramedics Jeremy Cooper and Peter Cichuniec.
In addition to the manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide charges, Cooper and Cichuniec also face a pair of charges for injecting McClain with ketamine; One count of second-degree assault with intent to cause bodily injury and caused bodily injury; and one count of second-degree assault for recklessly causing serious injury by means of a deadly weapon—ketamine.
The news arrives just two years after McClain died as a result of being put in a chokehold by Aurora police and injected with ketamine. The 23-year-old Black man went into cardiac arrest while being transported to a hospital, and was later declared brain dead. He was taken off life support on Aug. 30, 2019.