A Colorado police officer has been arrested after being filmed threatening to kill a man during an arrest.
Body camera footage shows Aurora policeman John Haubert using a pistol to strike the man, saying “if you move, I will shoot you”.
The arrest comes amid intense scrutiny of police misconduct in the US following the 2020 death of George Floyd, which sparked national protests.
A second officer has also been arrested for failing to stop Mr. Haubert.
The man – who was being arrested on suspicion of trespassing – was admitted to hospital following the incident.
According to an arrest warrant, Mr Haubert is now being investigated on various possible charges, including assault and threatening with a deadly weapon. END