Aurora cop is fired after punching suspect and tasering him five times


Aurora, Colorado, cop is fired after bodycam footage caught the moment he punched a man and Tasered him FIVE TIMES while arresting him for trespassing in a grocery store

  • Aurora, Colorado, Police Officer Robert Rosen was called in as back up in August 2020 
  • Another cop was arresting an unnamed suspect for trespassing at a grocery store
  • Rosen immediately started punching the suspect in his side when he arrived
  • He then Tasered the suspect five times while he was lying in the aisle 
  • The suspect yelled ‘no!’ at him repeatedly; he suffered minor injuries
  • The Aurora PD launched an investigation and fired Rosen this week 

An Aurora, Colorado, cop has been fired after bodycam footage showed him repeatedly punching and tasering a suspect who he was arresting for trespassing in a grocery store. 

Officer Robert Rosen was called in as back-up by another cop on August 10, 2020, at a supermarket in Aurora, Colorado.

The suspect has not been named. The police were called by the store because he was ‘trespassing’ there which suggests he’d been banned for some reason.

The other cop encountered the man in the aisle, told him to stop and yelled: ‘I am giving you a lawful command’. 

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Officer Robert Rosen was called in as back-up by another cop on August 10, 2020, at a supermarket in Aurora, Colorado. He is shown holding his Taser, after using it five times on the suspect, who is lying on the floor in the frames above

Officer Robert Rosen was called in as back-up by another cop on August 10, 2020, at a supermarket in Aurora, Colorado. He is shown holding his Taser, after using it five times on the suspect, who is lying on the floor in the frames above

The suspect ran away and the other cop eventually caught up to him and put him on the ground. 

That’s when he called Rosen in. Rosen arrived and immediately started punching the suspect in his side. 

He then ordered him to produce his hands – which he was lying on. The suspect refused and Rosen Tasered him. 

He Tasered him five times in total before the two cops got the suspect onto his feet and walked him out of the store. 

The other officer’s  bodycam caught all of Rosen’s actions. He did not activate his own camera. 

The suspect (shown before Rosen arrived) was trespassing in the store which suggests he had been banned. Another cop got there first then called on Rosen to help him

The suspect (shown before Rosen arrived) was trespassing in the store which suggests he had been banned. Another cop got there first then called on Rosen to help him

Rosen arrived and immediately started punching the suspect. He then Tasered him five times

Rosen arrived and immediately started punching the suspect. He then Tasered him five times

Rosen Tasered the suspect while yelling at him to move his hands out from under his stomach

Rosen Tasered the suspect while yelling at him to move his hands out from under his stomach

He also failed to give any explanations for why he used excessive force. 

In a statement, the Aurora Police Department said: ‘During the arrest Officer Rosen never attempted any lesser means of force nor did he make any attempts to deescalate the situation in accordance with Aurora Police training’. 

In her letter to Rosen firing him, Police Chief Vanessa Wilson wrote: ‘Upon arrival at the scene, you did not attempt to deescalate the situation and did not attempt to use lesser means of force throughout the contact. 

‘In fact, you further escalated the situation by quickly going hands on with the subject prior to providing any verbal commands.’. 

Rosen has not made any public comments about the incident. He had worked with the force since 2017. 

The incident happened at this King Stoopers store in Aurora, CO, in August last year

The incident happened at this King Stoopers store in Aurora, CO, in August last year

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