Three police officers in Loveland, Colorado, are no longer working in the department after they were involved in the arrest and detention of a 73-year-old woman.
According to the federal lawsuit, the woman, Karen Garner, received a shoulder dislocation, a broken arm and a wrist sprain after she was knocked to the ground and arrested after being arrested on June 26.
The dispute was filmed on video by the police body, shared by Garner’s lawyer Sara Schilke.
Officers Austin Hope, Tyler Blackett և Daria Ala Alali went on administrative leave in connection with the incident, in connection with that incident, St. Philip Metzler. Another sergeant, Antolina Hill, was reappointed.
Loveland Police Chief Robert Thaiser told a news conference on Friday that Hop and Blackett «ala ալ ala «” no longer work “in the department, but declined to say whether they had resigned or been suspended.
It’s unclear why Metzler and Hill are no longer in the department.
The officers did not immediately respond to a request for comment from NBC News.
Schilke said Garner was on his way home when Hop stopped him on suspicion of stealing $ 13.88 worth of items from Walmart. Garner has dementia և emotional aphasia, which impairs his ability to communicate verbally with people or to understand the communication of others.
Schilke said that due to his weakness, Garner forgot to pay for the items that were taken back by Walmart employees.
The video on the body camera shows Hop asking Garner to stop. He shrugs and continues to walk. Hop responds by approximately bringing Garner to the ground, handcuffing him, and then forcing Garner to stand up.
Ala Ala then arrives at the scene. The video shows both officers fighting Garner. Hop tells Alal to help him put Garner on the ground, and then he pushes him into the back of the police car.
Schilke said his client did not stop when Hop asked because he did not understand him. According to the lawsuit, Garner “was bleeding from his nose, forehead and wrist, all by himself.”
Metzler arrived after Garner was in the car. The video shows him commenting on how muddy the officers are.
“It’s a little bloody. A little muddy. That’s how it works, “says Ala Alali. Hop tells the sergeant that the blood is of the Lamb.
Blackett did not participate in Garner’s arrest, but assisted in his incarceration. The amended complaint states that Hill entered the detention facility and saw that Garner was injured but did not receive medical attention.
Earlier this week, Schilke released a second video showing three Loveland officers laughing at Garner’s arrest.
The footage came from a camera inside the Loveland Police Department, including captions that were not verified by NBC News.
The video shows Hope saying that the arrest was “great” and commenting on the moment when he displaced Garner’s shoulder.
“Are you ready for pop?” he asks. “Do you hear the pop?”
Thaiser said it was “painful” to see the video of Garner’s arrest. The Chief Justice noted that the video of the officers, which they laugh about, does not represent the department.
“It’s not the Lowland Police Department,” he said. “The Lowland Police Department is made up of men, women who are there, who are now calling for service, who are working hard, honoring the community, serving honestly, valued, trustworthy.”
The arrest prompted a criminal investigation by District Attorney Gordon McLaughlin որտ Fort Collins Police Department.
In a statement, McLaughlin said he would consider the officers’ comments on the arrest as well as other evidence when making his decision.