Police officer John Haubert resigned from his position in the Aurora Police Department on Thursday, according to Newsweek.
Haubert had been arrested on suspicion of attempted first degree assault, second degree assault and impending crime for allegedly beating Kyle Vinson, a biracial man who identifies himself as Black. Another official is charged with failure to intervene to stop him, the Associated Press reports.
Haubert and other officials found Vinson responding to a trespass on Friday, July 23. In the recordings of the body camera, Haubert allegedly held his pistol to Vinson's head, hit him with it, choked him and threatened to shoot him.
At one point, while Haubert was supposedly holding him, Vinson shouted, "You're going to kill me," as he gasped.
"If you move, I'll shoot you," replied Haubert.
On Tuesday July 27, Aurora Police Chief Vanessa Wilson suspended the officers who stopped Vinson and condemned Vinson's treatment as "a very despicable act." She also called Vinson's case an "anomaly" and urged the public not to paint the department "with a broad brush."
The video rekindled anger over community policing, with activists saying the footage is the latest example of ill-treatment of black people. The activists cited several misconduct allegations against Aurora Police, including the death of Elijah McClain in 2019.
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The Aurora Police Department also came under fire after an incident in which a group of black women, including four girls between the ages of 6 and 17, were allegedly handcuffed and held at gunpoint in a nail salon parking lot.
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Lindsay Minter, a high school coach and a member of the city police task force, told AP, “This is not just about Elijah or just Kyle. This is about the community as a whole. When I talk to the kids I coach, they always say, "When you come to Aurora, you go on a trial." Period. You don't feel safe. "