The Aurora Police Department said it issued the warrants for officers John Haubert and Francine Martinez following a July 23 arrest during a trespassing call.
The arrest warrant for Haubert is for charges of attempted first-degree assault, second-degree assault, felony menacing, official oppression, and first-degree official misconduct, police said. The warrant for Martinez is for charges of duty to intervene and duty to report use of force by a peace officer.
The Aurora Police Department said it issued the warrants for officers John Haubert and Francine Martinez
(Aurora Police Department)
They were issued after a criminal investigation was conducted into the force used by the officers during the incident, police said.
Citing two sources, Denver’s KMGH-TV reported that the male officer is accused of pistol-whipping, choking and using a Taser on the suspect he was arresting. Police did not immediately respond to an after-hours email from Fox News.
Chief of Police Vanessa Wilson will provide more information during a press conference at 1 p.m. local time Tuesday, police said. Bodycam footage of the incident will be released at that time, they added.
FOX 31 Denver reported that Haubert was hired as a patrol officer in 2018. Martinez was hired as a patrol officer in 2015.
Aurora is about 10 miles east of downtown Denver.