I hate this beige jacket on Roger. He wore it for most of his days in his last Court matter. I would travel in on the train to see him and Glen in the box. It was very satisfying after the trouble he had caused me over the years. I did not believe in Karma till I turned on the television and saw he had been arrested for the murder of Jamie Goa. I actually danced the happy dance around my loungeroom.
Roger Caleb Rogerson is a former detective sergeant of the New South Wales Police Force, and a convicted murderer. During Rogerson’s career, he was one of the most decorated officers in the police force, having received at least thirteen awards for bravery, outstanding policeman ship and devotion to duty including the Peter Mitchell Trophy, the highest annual police award. At one stage the word was that he was being groomed to be Commissioner.
During his time as an officer he was implicated in—but never convicted of—two killings, bribery, assault and drug dealing.
In 1999, Rogerson was convicted of perverting the course of justice and lying to the Police Integrity Commission. He is also known for his association with other corrupt New South Wales detectives and criminals.
In May 2014, Rogerson was remanded in prison after being charged, along with fellow former NSW detective Glen McNamara, with the murder of 20-year-old student Jamie Gao, and supply of drugs. Both pleaded not guilty in January 2015. Their trial was started in July 2015, but was aborted after two days because of the potential prejudice caused after McNamara’s then-barrister Charles Waterstreet had made a reference to Rogerson “killing two or three people when he was in the police force”. Following a retrial, both Rogerson and McNamara were found guilty of murder. In September 2016, both were sentenced to jail for life for the murder of Gao.
Roger is seeing out his days playing the piano for other geriatrics in goal. This is not how he saw the end of his life, far from his days of holding court in the back streets of Sydney. A fitting end for such trash, like the one Lenny McPherson had.