Randy Roedema

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Service Record

Aurora Colorado Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service Ended October 12, 2023.[1]
Last Known Status Terminated[1]

Incident Reports

2019 Death of Elijah McClain

Randy Roedema booking photo
Randy Roedema

Response Timline

On June 20, 2020, Roedema was "moved off regular duty for their own protection" and was "now working in a non-enforcement capacity." Nathan Woodyard and Jason Rosenblatt had been reassigned on June 13, 2020.[2]

On September 1, 2021, Roedema 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.[3][4][5]

On September 1, 2021, in reaction to felony charges being filed, the officers were suspended without pay.[6]

In August 2023, prosecutors removed the "crime of violence" sentence enhancement, which would have imposed higher minimum prison sentences. The prosecutor claimed that the enhancement charges were "unnecessary and would not affect the amount of time the officers might spend in prison".[7]

On October 12, 2023, a jury convicted Roedema of felony criminally negligent homicide and misdemeanor third-degree assault. Roedema faces up to three years in prison on the homicide charge.[1][8]

On October 12, 2023, Roedema was fired.[1]

On January 5, 2024, Roedema was sentenced to 14 months in jail for the assault charge, and 90 days for the homicide charge, to be served concurrently.[8]

Roedema appealed his conviction, claiming possible errors surrounding his trial.[9]

On March 22, 2024, Roedema began serving his jail sentence.[10]