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Former Colorado Officer Randy Roedema sentenced to over 1 year in jail in killing of Elijah McClain

A judge sentenced a former Colorado police officer convicted of killing Elijah McClain, a Black pedestrian, to 14 months of jail with work release and four years of probation.

With this, former Aurora Police Officer Randy Roedema will be able to serve his sentence as work release, instead of straight jail, following his deadly encounter with McClain on Aug. 24, 2019.

Adams County District Judge Mark Warner, who handed down the sentence Friday, said his ruling was influenced both by the indifference shown by the officer but also his “good character” and the likelihood he can be rehabilitated.

The sentence’s 14 months in county jail with work release are for a third-degree assault charge and the four years’ probation are for a criminally negligent homicide charge, to be served concurrently with the jail sentence. He was also sentenced to 200 hours of community service.

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