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Laughing cops accused of violently arresting woman with dementia
Two former Colorado police officers face charges after violently arresting a 73-year-old woman with dementia last summer, then laughed as they watched gruesome footage of the incident at the police station. 26, was charged with second degree assault causing grievous bodily harm, attempting to influence an official and official misconduct in connection with the arrest on June 26, 2020 of Karen Garner, who was tackled and handcuffed for leaving a Walmart unpaid. The other policeman who assisted in Garner’s arrest, Daria Jalali, 27, was charged with failing to report the use of force by a peace officer, failing to intervene and official misconduct at the first degree, according to court records online. Surveillance footage released last month revealed that after the arrest – in which Hopp pinned Garner to the ground and handcuffed her to her passenger vehicle – officers returned to the station and observed their bodies. – video of the incident as Garner sat in a cell for hours. “Ready for the pop?” Hopp told Jalali and other officers as they gathered to watch. “What jumped out?” “I think it was his shoulder,” Hopp replied, before adding later, “I can’t believe I threw a 73-year-old man to the ground.” Mollie Tibbetts ‘Killer Recalled’ Covering Her in Corn Stalks As arrest warrants were issued for the two officers, it was not immediately clear whether they were in custody on Wednesday morning. The charges come after the 8th Judicial District Critical Response Team completed a review of the arrest, which garnered national attention. Gordan McLaughlin, the 8th Judicial District Attorney, is expected to hold a press conference on the results of the examination. In April, Garner filed a federal complaint against the town and the officers who arrested her, saying they had broken his arm and dislocated his shoulder. During an excessively violent assault. According to the lawsuit, the incident began after Garner left a Walmart without paying for $ 13 worth of items. As the store workers stopped her at the exit and collected the items, they “refused to let her pay” and she started walking home. Hopp, however, caught up with Garner to stop him, asking him to stop. When she indicated that she couldn’t figure it out – which is a common side effect of dementia and sensory aphasia – Hopp violently assaulted her, twisting her arms behind her. behind her, throwing her to the ground and handcuffing her ”while Jalali helped her, the lawsuit alleges. injuries (scratches to the face, bloody nose, bruises to the knees) “, indicates the trial, adding that a worried citizen even stopped to question” the assault “of the police during the arrest. : Docs “Despite the visible dislocation of her arm from her shoulder, and her repeated cries of pain at the scene and during the several hours that she remained under their care and control that followed, nor the defenda. Loveland police, nor anyone else, sought medical attention for Ms Garner – instead, keeping her in extreme pain, handcuffed, and actively preventing her from accessing medical care for longer. six o’clock, ”the costume added. from the police station showed that the officers were apparently too preoccupied with reliving the assault to help Garner. “It’s like live TV … Body cameras are my favorite thing to watch, I could watch live body cameras all day long,” Jalali said Jalali and Hopp resigned from the Loveland Police Department on April 30 in the middle of an internal investigation. Another policeman who was seen looking at the footage at the police station also resigned. Send it to The Daily Beast here Get our best stories delivered to your inbox every day. Register now! Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside delves deeper into the stories that matter to you. Learn more.