World John Haubert Resigns From Aurora Police Force After Pistol-Whipping Captured On Body Cam
26 GOP AGs file brief in support of Second Amendment, concealed carry laws at Supreme Court
FIRST ON FOX: A coalition of more than two dozen Republican state attorneys general have filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court urging justices to declare a New York state concealed carry gun law unconstitutional. Attorneys General Mark Brnovich of Arizona and Eric Schmitt of Missouri are co-leading the group of 26 states filing the legal brief in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Corlett — a case backed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) that deals with a New York law limiting who can carry concealed handguns outside their homes.
An Aurora, Colorado, police officer resigned Thursday after body cam footage of him allegedly beating an unarmed Black man was released earlier this week.
In the footage, John Haubert is shown allegedly striking the man with a pistol until his head was bloodied and swollen.
Haubert is facing charges of attempted first-degree assault, second-degree assault, felony menacing, official oppression and first-degree official misconduct.
The beating occurred during an arrest when two men who were with victim Kyle Vinson were shown fleeing the scene. Soon after the two fled, Haubert allegedly wrestled Vinson to the ground, striking him until, "You're killing me."
Aussie shooter's Games ceremony honour
Australian shooter Elena Galiabovitch, a doctor who's worked on the COVID-19 frontline in Melbourne, was handed a rare honour at the Olympic opening ceremony.Representing Oceania, Galiabovitch was one of six frontline medical workers who commenced the Olympic flag relay on Friday before the flag was raised in the Olympic Stadium where it will fly for the duration of the Games.
Denver's KMGH-TV reported that in 2009, Haubert was arrested for alleged felony menacing with a real and/or simulated weapon, driving under the influence, and prohibited use of a gun while drunk. He agreed to a plea deal for the first two charges, ultimately paying fines and serving three months of probation along with 24 hours of community service.
Haubert was released from jail on bond this week.
Aurora is the same town where the unarmed Elijah McClain died in 2019 after police restrained him in a carotid hold and administered ketamine, following a 911 call of a "suspicious person." McClain's death brought increased attention following the killing ofby a Minneapolis police officer last summer.
Colorado jury convicts 60-year-old man in decades-old hammer killings .
A former Nevada prison inmate was convicted Friday in the decades-old hammer and knife murders of three Colorado family members, including a 7-year-old girl. Alex Ewing, 60, was found guilty by a jury, a day after closing arguments on Thursday. He was convicted for the 1984 deaths of Debra Bruce Bennett, 27, his wife Debra, 26, and their daughter, Melissa, in the Bennetts' home in the Denver suburb of Aurora. DENVER SPENDS FAR MORE ON HOMELESSNESS PER PERSON THAN K-12 STUDENTS, VETERANS AFFAIRS, REPORT SAYS Melissa Bennett was also raped, prosecutors said.