AURORA, Colo. (CBS4)– An Aurora police officer has been arrested and placed on unpaid administrative leave after he turned himself in on a warrant.

matthew ewert Police Officer Turns Himself In, Placed On Unpaid Leave

Matthew Ewert (credit: Boulder County)

Officer Matthew Ewert, 34, was arrested by officers from the Erie Police Department. He faces charges of attempting to influence a public servant, tampering with physical evidence and first-degree official misconduct.

The case involves his nephew. That nephew allegedly threatened a teenager with a gun on July 1.

Erie police allegedly found the gun in Ewert’s garage.

Ewert has been with the Aurora Police Department since 2010.

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