Crime John Haubert Resigns From Aurora Police Force After Pistol-Whipping Captured On Body Cam
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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."
2-year-old in critical condition after falling from 2nd floor at Colorado mall
A 2-year-old boy was hospitalized in critical condition Sunday after falling from the second floor of a Colorado mall, authorities said. © Provided by New York Daily News Town Center in Aurora, Colorado. The child’s father was holding him when the toddler jumped out of the man’s arms, went over the railing and fell to the first floor, according to police. The boy was seriously hurt, but there were no details about his injuries.The incident happened around 4 p.m. while the child and his dad were at the top of an escalator at the Town Center in Aurora.
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.
Ex-Nevada inmate convicted in 1984 Colorado hammer killings .
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A former Nevada prison inmate was convicted Friday of first-degree murder in the long-unsolved 1984 hammer and knife slayings of three Colorado family members, including a 7-year-old girl. Alex Ewing, 60, was found guilty by a jury, The Denver Post reported, after a trial in which prosecutors argued DNA evidence pointed to Ewing as the suspect. Prosecutors alleged Ewing used a hammer and a knife to kill Debra Bruce Bennett, 27, his wife Debra, 26, and their daughter, Melissa, in the Bennetts' home in the Denver suburb of Aurora. Melissa Bennett also was raped, prosecutors said.