An elderly citizen has raised her voice against the abuse she faced by the police who tackled her for picking flowers recently.
The 73-year-old reportedly suffers from dementia and is now sharing her horrifying incident with the world. According to local media reports, the woman explained how an officer from the Colorado Police Department threw her to the ground and then arrested her as she moved ahead and picked flowers.
The woman was identified as Karen Garner who authorities claim suffered from grave injuries, thanks to the ruthless behavior of the officer. From broken bones and bruises to scars and extreme forms of trauma- Karen bared it all as she was left in a helpless position on the roadside.
Investigations into the incident revealed how one officer from Loveland named Austin Hopp used his might to forcefully tackle her to the ground, near the road’s side.
The officer was reportedly following the elderly grandmother while driving his patrol vehicle last summer. And that’s because the 73-year-old woman was accused of shoplifting at Walmart. Now as far as those rumors are concerned, her family claims that she managed to slip outside of the store while they weren’t looking and that’s how one thing led to another.
Meanwhile, the terrifying bodycam footage from the incident reveals the exact moment when Karen gets tackled by Hopp.
Karen also has sensory aphasia with dementia and that means she has difficulty in understanding spoken as well as written speech too.Not only did the officer slam the elderly citizen to the ground, but he also went ahead and brutally twisted her arms behind her back, right before lifting one of them painfully in an upward direction.
The entire incident took place without the grandmother resisting and that clearly showed the excessive use of force by the cop for no apparent reason.
In the video, you can also hear another passerby question the cop for using this much force and aggression on her. In the end, the 73-year-old woman was left with a dislocated shoulder, sprained wrist, and a fractured humerus bone too. Now, the lawsuit against the police has been filed on her behalf with loved ones looking for justice to be served.