letters 4 ELIJAH COLORADO PUBLIC OFFICIAL ADDRESS LINKS AND FULL LETTER

CALL TO ACTION: We are calling for all three officers Nathan Woodyard, Jason Rosenblatt and Randy Roedema to be held accountable for the death of ELIJAH MCCLAIN by being fired and charged to the fullest extent of the law for his murder. 

DAVE YOUNG, Adams Country District Attorney 

EMAIL: http://adamsbroomfieldda.org/?page_id=57

ADDRESS/ PHONE: 

17th Judicial District Attorney's Office 
1000 Judicial Center Drive 
Brighton, CO 80601 

Phone:(303) 659-7720

VANESSA WILSON, Interim Police Chief of the Aurora Police Department

EMAIL: access@auroragov.org

ADDRESS/ PHONE: 

15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora, CO 80012 - Phone: 303.739.7000

JARED POLIS, Governor 

EMAIL: Governorpolis@state.co.us or https://cogov.tfaforms.net/3

ADDRESS/ PHONE: 

Governor's Office, Front Desk: (303) 866-2471 

State Capitol Building 
200 E. Colfax Ave., Rm. 136 
Denver, CO 80203

DIANNE PRIMAVERA, Lieutinant Governor

EMAIL: https://cogov.tfaforms.net/3

ADDRESS/ PHONE: 

Phone: (303) 866-4075 

State Capitol Building 
200 E. Colfax Ave., Rm. 130 
Denver, CO 80203

PHIL WEISER, Attorney General 

EMAIL: https://coag.gov/about-us/contact-colorado-office-attorney-general

ADDRESS/ PHONE: 

Office of the Attorney General 
Colorado Department of Law 
Ralph L. Carr Judicial Building 
1300 Broadway, 10th Floor 
Denver, CO 80203 

(720) 508-6000

Mike Coffman, Aurora Mayor

EMAIL: mcoffman@auroragov.org

ADDRESS/PHONE: 

303.739.7015

15151 E. Alameda ParkwayAurora, CO 80012 

LETTER SENT SEPT 1st, 2020 

ATTENTION: DAVE YOUNG, Adams County District Attorney;  VANESSA WILSON, Interim Police Chief of the Aurora Police Department; JARED POLIS, Governor; DIANNE PRIMAVERA, Lieutinant Governor; PHIL WEISER, Attorney General; Mike Coffman, Aurora Mayor 

Human life is precious. But, somehow police officers, public officials and so many others who’ve taken an oath to protect and serve human life in your state have lost sight of that beautiful fact or never seemed to have had a grasp of it in the first place, especially when it comes to black people and black lives.  

So, I am asking you to call upon yourself, call upon your public officials, call upon the  police officers in your state to a place caring about doing what is right, just and humane for the people of your state back at the forefront of their minds and hearts. And for those for whom caring and serving was never a priority? Please release them from their official positions and jobs. For, there is no place for lack of caring and servitude (i.e., brutality and disregard for humanity) in public service.  

Elijah McClain was a citizen of your state with rights and should have been able to return to the safety of his home and family that fateful night in August of 2019.  Elijah did nothing wrong. And the fact that he ‘d done nothing wrong was established within minutes of this innocent young man being stopped by officers Nathan Woodyard, Jason Rosenblatt and Randy Roedema.  

So, why is Elijah McClain dead?  

The actions of the aforementioned three officers led to this 23 year-old man’s death.  They escalated a situation and made a tragedy out of a man simply walking home from the store on a summer night. 

No one should die as a result of an unwarranted police stop. No one should die as a result of ANY police stop.  No one should die in police custody. And yet, Elijah McClain is dead.  

Why? Due to the actions of officers that are still employed in your state.  

I am calling for what should have been done immediately, but shamefully has not been done for going on a year, now.  I am calling for Officers Nathan Woodyard, Jason Rosenblatt and Randy Roedema to be fired and held accountable for this young man’s death by being charged to the fullest extent of the law for their criminal disregard for this young man’s rights and his life.  

They need to have their day in court!  

We will not forget. Elijah McClain’s mother will certainly not forget. And I pray the world makes sure that YOU don’t forget by continuing to peacefully remind you of your duty. Many people want this all to just go away. Maybe YOU even want it to just go away. Shame on you if you do! Do what you know is right. SERVE JUSTICE FOR ELIJAH MCCLAIN AND HIS FAMILY.   

Dorian, B California 

 

LETTER SENT SEPT 21st, 2020

ATTENTION: DAVE YOUNG, Adams County District Attorney; VANESSA WILSON, Interim Police Chief of the Aurora Police Department; JARED POLIS, Governor; DIANNE PRIMAVERA, Lieutinant Governor; PHIL WEISER, Attorney General; Mike Coffman, Aurora Mayor 

I believe that the officers whose actions led to the death of Elijah Mcclain were acting from a belief that seems to permeate your law enforcement departments like a cancer metastasizing through the body. A belief that black people need to be policed - over-policed - to send a strong message that the black people in your community are under the authority of the police and must submit to that authority and never question it, even when they are innocent. The unwritten policy in your town seems to be that it’s okay to disregard the rights of black people and to even have a little fun while doing so.  

Your officers Nathan Woodyard, Jason Rosenblatt and Randy Roedema seem to be stricken with this sickness to over police when they approached young, innocent Elijah Mcclain on that tragic night of August 2019. They seem to have been amused by Elijah’s audacity to think the he could walk freely home in his neighborhood on a summer night. They seem to be even more amused by this black man’s difference, his quirkiness and his belief that he had a right to advocate for himself and to question whether his rights were being violated. These officers placed this young man in a dangerous situation. Their actions resulted in his death. They need to be held accountable.  

Why have they not been fired and charged?  

Let’s hope it is not because the elected officials in your state are stricken with the same sickness that permeates your police department – a sickness that seems to have led these officers to believe that black rights and a black life did not matter that night.  

At the end of the video footage salvaged from that night, you can see at least two officers saying that they had determined that Elijah Mcclain was involved in no criminal activity.  

So, why is an innocent young man dead?  

These same officers are on camera jokingly describing this young man’s ‘incredible strength’ and attempt to assassinate his character by claiming that Elijah was ‘on something’ in an effort to justify choking this innocent unarmed 140lb 5’ 6’’ young black man out three times with a carotid hold.  

Elijah was on no drug. They only thing coursing through his body was a belief that he had rights.  

But, your officers seemed to want to remind him that he had no rights that night.  

Again, why have they not been held accountable for his death?  

Had they honored this mans rights, they would have never placed their hands on him in the first place. Physical contact was unwarranted and inappropriate and a violation of Elijah’s civil rights. If they had chosen to honor this man’s rights, a conversation with Elijah would have been enough to determine his innocence and that the citizen phone call prompting the police stop was bogus. These officers should have apologized for stopping him and allowed him to go home. Instead, they escalated the situation. Instead, Elijah is dead.  

All officers involved need to be fired and held accountable by being charged to the fullest extent of the law. Ask yourself why a year has gone by without any action against these officers. The only reason is because Elijah Mcclain was black.  And the sickness that lives in the hearts and minds of some of your officers did not allow them and possibly YOU - should your inaction continue - to honor the rights and lives of the black citizens you’ve taken an oath to protect and serve.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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