Elijah McClain

Paramedics Peter Cichuniec and Jeremy Cooper were convicted of criminally negligent homicide for administering the sedative blamed for killing McClain.
Among the three officers charged in McClain’s 2019 death, Roedema was the only one found guilty.
Two Denver-area paramedics have been convicted in the 2019 killing of Elijah McClain, who they injected with an overdose of the sedative ketamine after police put him in a neck hold.
The police killing of the young Black man in Colorado heightened calls for police reform and accountability across the nation amid the 2020 push for racial justice.
Aurora officer Nathan Woodyard, who put McClain in a neck hold, was found not guilty of homicide and manslaughter.
McClain died in 2019 after being put in a neck hold by a third officer and pinned to the ground, then injected by paramedics with an overdose of ketamine.
Randy Roedema and Jason Rosenblatt are both charged with criminally negligent homicide, manslaughter and assault.
The police officers and paramedics pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the role they are accused of playing in the death of a 23-year-old Black man in 2019.
Elijah McClain believed in the healing power of love, he played violin for kittens, and none of it was enough to convince police that he wasn't a bad person.
The 23-year-old was put in a neck hold and injected with ketamine after being stopped by police in 2019 for “being suspicious." The dosage was higher than recommended.