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1 officer convicted in 2019 killing of Elijah McClain, another officer ACQUITTED

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A jury in Colorado has found one of the two officers charged in the 2019 death of Elijah McClain guilty of criminally negligent homicide and third-degree assault. However, the other officer was acquitted.

According to court documents, officers responded to a call about a “suspicious person” wearing a ski mask on August 24, 2019, as we previously reported. The officers confronted McClain, who was a massage therapist, musician, and animal lover. He was walking home from a convenience store, carrying a plastic bag containing iced tea.

Video footage showed officers wrestling McClain to the ground and placing him in a chokehold. When the paramedics arrived, they injected him with ketamine, a potent sedative. On the way to the hospital, McClain suffered a heart attack and died three days later.

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Who is charged in the death of Elijah McClain?

The trial lasted for weeks as Randy Roedema and Jason Rosenblatt sat at the defense table while prosecutors told the jury how they had used excessive force on McClain. The prosecutors also highlighted how Roedema and Rosenblatt failed to follow their training and provided misleading information to paramedics regarding McClain’s health status.

Jason Rosenblatt
Randy Roedema

Prosecutors said that Roedema and Rosenblatt “opted for the use of force in every instance” instead of attempting to de-escalate the situation.

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The attorney for the two officers said that the paramedics and McClain were to blame for his death. Both officers pleaded not guilty to charges of reckless manslaughter and assault in McClain’s death.

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Rosenblatt was fired by the Aurora Police Department in 2020, and Roedema remains suspended.

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Elijah McClain Verdict

Jurors had been deliberating the fate of Roedema and Rosenblatt since late Tuesday and continued until Thursday evening. They acquitted Rosenblatt but found Roedema guilty of criminally negligent homicide and third-degree assault.

Rosenblatt’s attorney, Harvey Steinberg, painted his client as a “scapegoat” and said it’s the paramedics’ responsibility to evaluate a patient’s medical condition. Roedema’s attorney, Don Sisson, said his client’s use of force was justified because McClain resisted arrest. He said McClain had been given 34 commands to either “stop” or “stop fighting.”

Sentencing for Roedema is scheduled for January 5th at 1:30 p.m.

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1 COMMENT

  1. This is categorically false. Leave it to a worthless blogger to do absolutely zero real journalism. These officers actions were cleared by internal affairs, the FBI, and were not charged for 2 YEARS. 4 district attorneys refused to prosecute because their actions were legal. It wasn’t until an assistant DA was promised a promotion by our governor if he agreed to prosecute because the George Floyd protests forced this back into the spotlight. The actual events PROVEN in court are as follows: Elijah was walking home wearing a ski mask and was acting suspicious. When the cops responded to a neighbors call Elijah refuse to give them his identification or explain what he was doing. Instead he started fighting the police and tried to grab one of the officers guns. They restrained him, following all department protocols (PROVEN IN COURT WITH VIDEO EVIDENCE AND EYE WITNESS TESTIMONY). The autopsy report stated the cops caused ZERO INJURIES, major or minor, and that the cause of death was ketamine overdose, which was injected 11 minutes after the paramedics took over the scene. The prosecution brought ZERO witnesses to testify that the cops had done anything wrong. Zero. Not one. It was a joke of a trial on the prosecutions side. The cops did nothing wrong. Do some real f*****g journalism you piece of shit.

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Hi, my name is Gerald Jackson and I am 28-years-old. I was born and raised in Troy, Alabama. I currently reside in North Carolina. I am a Journalist, Influencer, Content Creator, and a Man of Faith! I don't shy away from the truth, always speak my mind, and before I take anything back, I'll add more to it. Follow me on my social media below to keep up with my personal life. LOL!

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