Colorado Police Officers Who Manhandled, Mocked 73-Year-Old Woman with Dementia Resign

Colorado Police Officers Who Manhandled, Mocked 73-Year-Old Woman with Dementia Resign


Three Loveland, Colorado police officers who manhandled and mocked a 73-year-old woman with dementia have resigned.

Officers Austin Hopp, Daria Jalali and Community Services Officer Tyler Blackett all stepped down, Police Chief Robert Ticer said during a news conference Friday.

Chief Robert Ticer did not specify if they were fired or if they resigned.

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“Our goal at the Loveland Police Department has always been to make our community proud. We failed and we are very sorry for that,” Ticer said.

Horrifying bodycam video released recently shows two Colorado police officers manhandling a 73-year-old woman with dementia after she tried to shoplift $13 worth of groceries from a Walmart last June.

Karen Garner, 73, only weighs 80 pounds but she was manhandled and body-slammed by police officers, causing her to fracture her elbow and dislocate her arm.

Officers Austin Hopp and Daria Jalali arrested Garner on June 26, 2020

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