John Haubert Wiki – John Haubert Biography
John Haubert, an Aurora police officer, beat an unarmed man with a pistol, choked him during arrest, body camera footage shows.
Officers Haubert, Francine Martinez face criminal charges in connection to the incident.
He is 39 years old.
Haubert and Martinez were dispatched at 2:16 p.m. Friday on a report of a person trespassing in the 3100 block of South Parker Road and contacted three people who were sitting on a nearby curb. The affidavits state.
After Martinez learned that the three people had felony warrants, they tried to take them into custody. Two of the men ran away.
According to the affidavits, Haubert drew his pistol and pointed it at the third suspect named Kyle Maurice Vinson, even though he had his hands up and had not fled or shown any signs of physical resistance. According to the affidavits, the man rolled over as commanded, and Haubert grabbed the back of his neck and pressed the muzzle of his gun at the man’s head.
Haubert then tried to handcuff the man, who denied having a warrant and attempted to avoid the handcuffs. According to the court records, Haubert climbed on top of him and grabbed the side of the man’s neck. According to the affidavits, Haubert then struck the man in the head with his gun at least seven times while telling him to lie on his stomach.
The man repeatedly told Haubert, “you’re killing me,” according to the affidavits. Haubert then grabbed the man from the front of his neck and forced him to the ground, and choked him until he had trouble speaking, the affidavits state.
“If you move, I will shoot you,” Haubert told the man, according to the affidavit.
The man “was not striking, punching or kicking Officer Haubert” and was not making any life-threatening actions toward the officers, the affidavits state.
The man began to lose consciousness during the 39-second strangulation and started to cry.
Two other officers arrived on the scene, and one of them, Officer Michael Dieck, used his Taser on the man.
The suspect was hospitalized after his arrest with visible injuries to his head. He had to have stitches to close some of the wounds on his head.
John Haubert Arrested
This week Haubert, 39, was booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury, a second felony assault charge of strangulation, felony menacing and official misconduct, and official oppression, both misdemeanors.
Martinez, 40, is facing one charge of failing to intervene and a second charge of failing to report the use of force.