Jason Rosenblatt

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Service Record

Aurora Colorado Police Department

Dates of Service June 2017 - Jul 10, 2020
Last Known Status Terminated[1]

Incident Reports

2019 Death of Elijah McClain

Jason Rosenblatt booking photo
Jason Rosenblatt

Rosenblatt applied the first carotid hold and later stated that he released the hold after approximately one second and once they were on the ground after realizing that it was not going to be effective.[2]

On Oct 20, 2019, Kyle Dittrich, Erica Marrero, and Jaron Jones were on-duty and had just completed a call in the area when they took photos near McClain’s memorial. Rosenblatt was sent the picture, and responded "HaHa".[3]

Response Timeline

On June 13, 2020, Rosenblatt and Nathan Woodyard were "moved off regular duty for their own protection" and are "now working in a non-enforcement capacity." Randy Roedema was reassigned on June 20, 2020.[4]

On July 2, 2020, Rosenblatt sued the Aurora Police Chief and City Manager, claiming that his firing - announced the next day - had denied him some of his rights.[5].

On July 3, 2020, Kyle Dittrich, Erica Marrero, and Rosenblatt were fired for their involvement in the photographs. Aurora Police Department Chief Vanessa Wilson cited "conduct unbecoming."[1][6][3][7]

On July 8, 2020, Marrero and Dittrich appealed the firing.[6].

In February, 2021, the terminations were upheld by the Aurora Civil Service Commission[6]

On September 1, 2021, Rosenblatt was charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, second-degree assault with intent to cause bodily injury, and one count of a crime of violence, as part of a 32-count indictment.[8] [9][10][11]

On September 27, 2021, Rosenblatt's lawsuit against the police chief and city manager was dismissed based on an agreement by both sides.[12]