Update (June 25, 2020):  After millions of people signed a petition calling for Colorado authorities to launch an independent investigation into the death of Elijah McClain, officials released a statement saying they are "assessing next steps," CNN reported.

On Wednesday, Gov. Jared Polis announced his team would be looking into McClain's case after constituents expressed their displeasure with how the initial investigation was handled. 

"Public confidence in our law enforcement process is incredibly important now more than ever. A fair and objective process free from real or perceived bias for investigating officer-involved killings is critical," Polis tweeted.

"I am hearing from many Coloradans who have expressed concerns with the investigation of Elijah McClain’s death. As a result, I have instructed my legal council to examine what the state can do and we are assessing next steps," he added. 

The Aurora City Council will meet with Mayor Mike Coffman on July 6 to vote on a new independent investigator to look into the killing of the 23-year-old, 9 News reported.

The prosecutor in McClain's case said although his office has been inundated with phone calls and voicemails demanding justice, his previous decision to not file criminal charges against the officers is unswayed. 

"Is it going to have an impact on my decision? The answer is no," District Attorney Dave Young said. "As I stated earlier, I can't base my decision on petitions and emails. Unless there's evidence, if there's something that's relevant to the investigation, I will always look at it. If that means 'reopening the investigation,' I will do that on any case — whether it's 10 years old or six months old – but it's got to be relevant, and it can't be people's opinions. I can't use that in court."

In his initial decision letter, Young said "there was no reasonable likelihood of success in proving any state crimes beyond a reasonable doubt at trial."

Original (June 24, 2020): The case of Elijah McClain is one of the dozens of stories getting attention as advocates fight to bring justice for Black people killed by police. According to USA Today, a petition for McClain has garnered more than 2 million signatures. The petition for the 23-year-old Black man, who was killed by Aurora, Colorado police last year, calls for “a more in-depth investigation" and for the officers involved to be removed from duty.

According to advocates for McClain, the officers involved in the incident were placed on leave and welcomed back to work without any charges. 

"Sign this petition to bring justice for Elijah," the petition, which was created three weeks ago, stated.

Here is what we know about McClain's case: