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Elderly dementia patient violently arrested in Colorado

A Colorado police officer has been placed on administrative leave pending investigations for breaking the arm of a 73-year-old dementia patient who had forgotten to pay for items worth $14 (£10) at a Walmart store.

The incident took place in June 2020 when Karen Garner was pushed to the ground and handcuffed by an officer of the Loveland police department (LPD). She has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Loveland and police officers.

“LPD takes very seriously the allegations concerning the arrest of resident Karen Garner, and shares with the community the concerns about video images that became public on Wednesday,” said the department.

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