Warrants issued for 2 Aurora police officers in on-duty assault case

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AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — Arrest warrants were issued Monday for two Aurora Police Department officers, one of them accused of on-duty assault and misconduct and the other for failing to report or intervene in the incident.

Booking records show Officer John Haubert was taken into custody Monday night, and bond was set for $50,000.

A second officer accused in the case, Francine Martinez, had not been booked.

Haubert faces the following counts:

  • Attempted first-degree assault, Class 4 felony
  • Second-degree assault: strangulation, Class 4 felony
  • Felony menacing, Class 5 felony
  • Official oppression, Class 2 misdemeanor
  • First-degree official misconduct, Class 2 misdemeanor

Martinez faces the following counts:

  • Duty to intervene, Class 1 misdemeanor
  • Duty to report use of force by a peace officer, Class 1 misdemeanor

The alleged crimes happened on Friday about 1:30 p.m. in the 3100 block of South Parker Road, where the two officers were involved in a use-of-force incident during an arrest on a trespassing call, according to an APD press release.

Aurora records show Haubert was hired as a patrol officer on March 5, 2018. Martinez was hired as a patrol officer on June 15, 2015.

Police Chief Vanessa Wilson plans to address the allegations at a press conference Tuesday at 1 p.m. More details, along with body-camera video, are set to be revealed at the press conference.

FOX31 NOW will live stream the press conference in this post at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

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