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Police Officer Turns Himself In, Placed On Unpaid Leave

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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