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“This is it”: Man pistol-whipped by Aurora police officer feared for his life

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press A Black man who was pistol-whipped and choked by a suburban Denver police officer said Wednesday that he feared for his life during the violent confrontation that led to assault charges against the officer and later his resignation. In an interview, Kyle Vinson said he was afraid of dying […]

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Aurora police officer quits days after release of video showing him beating a man with a pistol during an arrest

An Aurora police officer who is facing assault charges after body-worn camera footage captured him striking a man with a pistol 13 times has quit. John Haubert submitted his letter of resignation Wednesday, according to a news release from the Aurora Police Department. Haubert was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of attempted first-degree assault, second-degree assault […]

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Aurora police officer beat man 13 times with pistol, choked him during arrest, body camera footage shows

An Aurora police officer beat an unarmed man with a pistol 13 times, choked him and threatened to kill him while responding to a trespassing call in Aurora last week, body camera footage released Tuesday shows. Days after the violent arrest, the Aurora Police Department announced that the officer, John Haubert, faces allegations of attempted […]