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Ex-Colorado Cop found Not Guilty in the Excessive Force and Violent Arrest Case after Shooting Suspect Several times in Aurora

Ex-Colorado Cop found Not Guilty in the Excessive Force and Violent Arrest Case after Shooting Suspect Several times in Aurora

Aurora, CO: John Haubert, a former Aurora police officer, was found not guilty on all counts by an Arapahoe County jury on Thursday.

Along with other police, Haubert was accused of a violent arrest; footage from body cameras showed him choking and pistol-whipping the man.

Haubert was acquitted by the jury of all charges, including menacing, assault with a deadly weapon resulting in serious bodily injury, and strangulation. When an incident occurred on the 3100 block of South Parker Road on July 23, 2021, Haubert was one of the first two officers to report.

Officers found Kyle Vinson and two other suspects at the scene of a trespassing complaint. The suspects were instructed to sit down by the officers as they sought to do a record check on them, but two of them fled, according to the court documents.

The footage captured by the body cam shows Haubert directing Vinson to place his hands in front of him while he was ordered to the ground, all the while brandishing the police revolver.

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After being shot several times and bleeding profusely, Vinson finally spoke the words, “You’re killing me.” It is also claimed that Haubert placed his hand on Vinson’s neck and struck him in the chest with his rifle.

In the wake of the contentious arrest, Haubert abruptly left his position with the Aurora Police Department. The Aurora Police Department fired Francine Martinez, who was alongside Haubert because she did nothing to stop the alleged use of excessive force as per CBS News.

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