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Officer Convicted For Failure To Intervene In Excessive Force Case

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An officer who labored for the Aurora Police Division in Colorado has been convicted with a misdemeaner underneath a state ‘failure to intervene’ accountability legislation adopted after 2020’s push for police reform following the killing of George Floyd, Deon J. Hamptonreports for NBC News. A jury decided that in 2021 former Officer Francine Martinez didn’t intervene when one other officer hit a suspect together with his gun greater than a dozen instances, held him together with his fingers wrapped round his throat, pointed a gun at his head and threatened to kill him.

After the incident, Martinez was fired and the officer who assaulted the civilian, John Haubert, resigned. Martinez will resist two years in jail throughout her sentencing. Haubert was charged with first-degree assault amongst different costs and can face trial in November.

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