3 Colorado police officers resign after rough arrest of 73-year-old woman with dementia

Three police officers involved in the violent arrest of a 73-year-old Colorado woman with dementia have resigned, officials said Friday.

Loveland Officers Austin Hopp and Daria Jalali and Community Services Officer Tyler Blackett were all on administrative leave before Chief Robert Ticer announced their departures from the police department during a press conference.

Karen Garner, who has dementia, was arrested last June for walking out of a Walmart in Loveland, Colorado, with $13.88 worth of items, according to an amended lawsuit filed Sunday. Police were called and the arrest left Garner with multiple injuries, including a broken humerus, a dislocated shoulder, and a sprained wrist, according to the lawsuit.

The officers were caught on camera celebrating and laughing when they reviewed their horrific body-cam footage hours later at the police station.

“Ready for the pop?” Hopp said to Jalali and other officers while they gathered to watch the footage of the violent arrest. “What popped?” another officer asked. “I think it was her shoulder,” Hopp replied. These comments can be heard at 48:30 in the below video.


Body camera footage shows 73-year-old Loveland woman forced to the ground by police

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Karen Garner Arrest – Complete Uncut Booking Video from Police Station

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The 8th Judicial District Attorney’s Office of Colorado said last week it has requested a review of the incident. The investigation will be led by Fort Collins Police Services. —CNN

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