Nathan Woodyard

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Service Record

Aurora Colorado Police Department

Last Known Status Suspended[1]

Incident Reports

2019 Death of Elijah McClain

Nathan Woodyard booking photo
Nathan Woodyard

After Jason Rosenblatt's unsuccessful attempt to use a carotid control hold, Woodyard performed the maneuver and rendered McClain briefly unconscious.[2]

Woodyard received the pictures that were taken in October 2019, but was not disciplined because he did not respond.[3]

Response Timeline

On June 13, 2020, Woodyard and Jason Rosenblatt 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 September 1, 2021, Woodyard was charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide as part of a 32-count indictment.[1][5][6]

Woodyard pleaded not guilty.[7]

On November 6, 2023, Woodyard was found not guilty by a jury.[7]