Key Dates

  • August 24, 2019- Aurora Police Department confronted Elijah McClain after responding to a call about an unarmed person wearing a ski mask that looked “sketchy.” Aurora Fire Rescue responded to the scene as well and ketamine was administered to Elijah McClain. While on scene, Elijah McClain went into cardiac arrest.

  • August 30, 2019 - Elijah McClain died.

  • June 19, 2020 - Governor Jared Polis signed The Police Integrity Transparency and Accountability Act, also known as Senate Bill 217 (SB217) into law. This bill provided, among other things, a basis for the Colorado Attorney General to open a civil investigation of any governmental authority for engaging in a pattern or practice conduct that violates state or federal constitutionals or laws. A pattern or practice investigation looks at whether members of a government agency have a pattern of misconduct related to the rights, privileges, or immunities of people that those members interact with.

  • July 20, 2020 - Aurora City Council passed a resolution to convene an Independent Review Panel to investigate the Elijah McClain incident.

  • August 11, 2020 - Colorado Attorney General’s Office launched a pattern or practice investigation into the Aurora Police Department.

  • February 22, 2021 - An Independent Review Panel released its report. 

  • September 15, 2021 - Colorado Attorney General released its pattern or practice report into the practices of the Aurora Police Department and the Aurora Fire Rescue and recommended that the City of Aurora enter into a consent decree

  • November 16, 2021 - The City of Aurora agreed to enter into a Consent Decree 

  • November 22, 2021 - Aurora City Council approved the Consent Decree 

  • February 14, 2022 - IntegrAssure, LLC, with its President and CEO, Jeff Schlanger as the Lead Monitor, was selected as the Consent Decree Monitoring Team.

  • February 15, 2022 - Jeff Schlanger and members of the Monitoring Team make their first site visit to Aurora.

  • April 1, 2022 – Interim Report on the Monitor’s 45 days was filed with the District Court, Arapahoe County, Colorado.

  • April 6, 2022 - Chief Vanessa Wilson is terminated by City Manager James Twombley who praises the community work of Chief Wilson, but indicates his decision to make a change based on other aspects of the Chief's responsibilities.

  • April 19, 2022 - First "Town Hall Meeting" hosted by the Monitor held.

  • May 15, 2022 - First Reporting Period ends. 

  • July 14, 2022- The first report from the Monitor was published.

  • August 15, 2022 - Second Reporting Period ends. The public report will be filed with the court no later than October 15, 2022.

  • August 9, 2022 -Second Town Hall meeting was co-hosted by the Community Advisory Council and the Consent Decree Monitor at the Beck Recreation Center. https://youtu.be/cKNKONz_L5I

  • November 15, 2022 - Third Reporting Period ends. The public report will be filed with the court no later than January 15, 2023.

  • February 15, 2023 - Fourth Reporting Period ends. The public report will be filed with the court no later than April 15, 2023.

  • August 15, 2023 – Fifth Reporting Period ends. The public report will be filed with the court no later than October 15, 2023.

  • February 16, 2024 - Sixth Reporting Period ends. The public report will be filed with the court no later than April 15, 2024.

  • August 15, 2024 - Seventh Reporting Period ends. The public report will be filed with the court no later than October 15, 2024.

  • February 15, 2025 - Eighth Reporting Period ends. The public report will be filed with the court no later than April 15, 2025.

  • August 15, 2025 - Ninth Reporting Period ends. The public report will be filed with the court no later than October 15, 2025.

  • February 15, 2026 - Tenth Reporting Period ends. The public report will be filed with the court no later than April 15, 2026.

  • August 15, 2026 - Eleventh Reporting Period ends. The public report will be filed with the court no later than October 15, 2026.

  • February 15, 2027 - Twelfth Reporting Period ends. The public report will be filed with the court no later than April 15, 2027.