Thursday, May 20, 2021
Colorado: "Former Police Officers" Facing Criminal Charges For Conduct in Arrest of Woman with Dementia
On May 19, 2021, the District Attorney's Office covering Loveland Colorado announced criminal charges against two officers who had already been removed from the force after details became public about their June 2020 arrest of a 73 year-old woman with dementia. The primary arresting officer was charged with second degree assault causing bodily injury, attempt to influence a public servant (both being felony charges) and official misconduct, a misdemeanor, while a second officer who arrived midstream, was charged with misdemeanors, of "failing to intervene" in a case of excessive force, failing to report the use of force, and official misconduct, according to records from the DA's office.
More details here:
New York Times: Former Police Officers Charged Over Arrest of Woman with Dementia
The Coloradan: Arrest Documents - Former Loveland Officer Downplayed Force in Report on Karen Garner