An autopsy report for Elijah McClain found the cause of death as overdose from Ketamine, which was injected into him by paramedics, after police ordered. Elijah McClain was “a 23-year-old massage therapist” who was detained by police “after a 911 caller reported a man wearing a ski mask and waving his hands who seemed ‘sketchy.”

Analyst Comment: Some jurisdictions, including Denver where McClain was detained, have been using Ketamine as a chemical restraint. This means if police believe you need to be restrained they call paramedics who administer an injection of Ketamine as a sedative.