The woman’s family said the former Colorado police officer who dislocated an elderly woman’s arm during a violent arrest will be offered a plea agreement in an upcoming hearing. Karen Garner living with dementia, and as seen on video, then officer Austin Hopp of the Loveland Police Department took her to the ground and pushed her into his vehicle within minutes of the incident on June 26, 2020. She was allegedly forgot to pay Walmart $13.88.
Daughter-in-law Shannon Stewart told KDVR.
Hopp is scheduled to have a hearing on Wednesday.
Assistant District Attorney Matt Maillaro Stewart told the family that the DA’s office is reviewing a plea agreement. The Reporter Herald. The family spoke and chose to oppose the plea agreement. Maillaro said the office would go through with the offer anyway, she said. A spokesman for the DA office declined to comment for the agency on Saturday.
Stewart says she will talk to Judge Michelle Brinegar during the hearing to convey the family’s objections to the agreement.
“We will not hear the case on Wednesday,” she said. “We are planning to have an emotional argument. We are arguing that Karen has a right to give Hopp a court date. “
Garner, now 75 years old, Wins $3 million settlement for violent arrest. Hopp and Daria Jalalianother officer who assisted with the arrest, has been charged in the incident.
Surveillance footage at the police station shows Hopp happily reporting body cam footage of the arrest to Jalali and an officer determined in the lawsuit equal Tyler Blackett. He held hands with both of them in separate parts of the video.
“Did you hear the pop?” he say. “When I left her against the car when you first got there? I said, “Okay, you’re going to play,” and I was pushing, pushing, pushing, and I heard “pop,” and I was like, “Oh, no.”
[Screenshot via Loveland Police Department]
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