Police Dislocated Shoulder of 73-Year-Old Woman, Who Had Dementia, After She Forgot to Pay Walmart $13.88: Lawsuit

Police in Loveland, Colorado dislocated the shoulder of a 73-year-old woman, who lives with dementia, after she simply forgot to pay Walmart $13.88 on June 26, 2020, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court. The law office that represents Karen Garner released body-cam footage from the point-of-view of the arresting officer.

Video shows the officer in question pulling up to the side of the road, and approaching Garner from behind. He told her to stop.

As seen on video, the 73-year-old shrugged. According to the complaint, Garner lives with cortical dementia. This is characterized by the impairment of at least two brain functions, the lawsuit states. On top of that, she has sensory aphasia, which they described as an
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