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Elderly Colorado woman with dementia sues police over arrest for $14 theft

Elderly Colorado woman with dementia sues police over arrest for $14 theft

Karen Garner, a 73-year-old woman with dementia, has filed a lawsuit against the city of Loveland, Colorado and police officers over her June 26, 2020 arrest for leaving a store without paying for about $14 worth of items. During her arrest, Garner suffered a dislocated shoulder and bruises. Her lawsuit claims she suffered physical injuries and still experiences fear, trauma and anxiety.

Tom A
Tom A
John 0 months

Here's another reason why people in America say f*** the police I don't mind a police if they're protecting the serving but mostly they just harass and beat the s*** out of people that don't f****** deserve it

Auster Maeson
Auster Maeson 0 months

Obviously this officer has some anger issues, though there’s no way for him to know if the woman has dimentia. That being said, he clearly handled it wrong - no question. On the flip side, these guys deal with so much manipulation and crap from people that I imagine they’re completely desensitized, it’s kind of sad. There should be a mandatory paid time off after so many hours of service with regular counseling to help these people do their jobs and not get so caught up with the stresses of the job. It’s one of the few jobs in this country that could get you easily killed, but still need to show compassion.

Hunter 0 months

You can’t make this up.

Beijing Biden
Beijing Biden 0 months

I don't care if you steal something that cost a penny. If she has dementia family needs to take care of her or put her in a home. You don't forget to do as your told and you should never forgot DO NOT Disobey COPS.

Robert_Clearwater 0 months

I'm about to John Cena your a$s, grandma!

James 0 months

Humanity is quickly losing its humanity. It takes two cops to beat up an old lady over $14 of groceries that Walmart took back anyways. Pathetic.

Yoseph 0 months

This is why the police shouldn't always be the first we call. They have a special skill set that, while useful is some cases, was definitely not the right move here. What was protected here? The rights of walmart? Now we taxpayers will be paying the cost because we sent police to do the job of social-workers; All in the name of protecting Walmart. The argument arises that the police have an impossible job. That is true so instead of using that logic to justify brutal behavior we should use that logic to change our culture of calling the police to come deal with all of humanities problems. To me this is at the root of the defund movement- police shouldn't have to be the babysitter's of society- we need a more holistic approach. We have the swat police for gnarly stuff, social workers accompanied with an officer for mental illness. And Walmart can pay for their own security. They don't pay enough tax to use my police.

John W
John W 0 months

Link to bodycam video. It looks like she's being smart@ss. I could see why he didn't understand. He had no way of knowing she has dementia. She can't just roam around, and if she does this is the least that can happen. she could walk in front of a truck. She didn't even notice the police car lights or siren.

Luther 0 months

People hate on cops cause all they see is cherry picked little stories like this that are then emflamed for no reason don’t be sheep

Glen 0 months

How is this national news?

eddy yetty
eddy yetty 0 months

Dude, wtf? This sort of crap... Its infuriating

J. S. Dietrich
J. S. Dietrich 0 months

And you people wonder why I hate on the police so much.

James 0 months

To serve and protect. Yeah, sure.

david dindu
david dindu 0 months

She forgot about paying for the item but not about the dislocated shoulder

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