Criminal Law

Former Officer Who Beat a Black Man With a Gun Goes on Trial in Colorado

A former Aurora police officer is set to go on trial for his actions in the 2021 arrest of a Black man, including repeatedly hitting the man with a gun after he swatted his hands at the officer’s weapon, according to body camera footage and court documents.

The violent arrest has put the former officer, John Haubert, on trial facing assault and other charges with opening statements expected Tuesday.

The trial follows the convictions last year of a police officer and two paramedics from the city’s fire department in the 2019 death of Elijah McClain, who was put in a neckhold by police before being injected with the sedative ketamine by paramedics.

Read the source article at The Denver Post

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