Video shows Karen Garner, 73, being slammed to the ground and hog-tied.

Colorado police accused of injuring elderly woman with dementia during arrest

Video shows Karen Garner, 73, being slammed to the ground and hog-tied. She suffered a dislocated shoulder and other injuries, her attorney said.

A federal lawsuit has been filed against two Loveland, Colorado, police officers and a sergeant after a 73-year-old woman with dementia was injured during an arrest.

Karen Garner suffered a dislocated shoulder, fractured arm and sprained wrist after officers with the Loveland Police Department slammed her to the ground and hog-tied her June 26, 2020, the lawsuit states.

Photos released by attorney Sarah Schielke showed Garner with a purple and bruised arm.

The arresting officer was placed on administrative leave as the incident is investigated, the department said in a news release Thursday. An assisting officer and police supervisor were reassigned to administrative duties, it stated.


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