DENVER: Responding to reports of the arrest of several individuals who participated the recent protests in Aurora seeking justice for Elijah McClain, who was killed by Aurora police just over one year ago, ProgressNow Colorado, the state’s largest multi-issue progressive advocacy organization, released the following statement:

“DA Dave Young’s indictment of activists who protested for justice in the police killing of Elijah McClain for such crimes as incitement of a riot are deeply troubling when contrasted against Young’s unwillingness to bring any charges against the Aurora police officers who killed Elijah McClain,” said ProgressNow Colorado executive director Ian Silverii. “Locking up people protesting against police killings while those cops stay on the job is a grave miscarriage of justice. We can only hope that the renewed investigations into Elijah McClain’s death these protests demanded will provide justice DA Young couldn’t deliver.”