DISTURBING video shows two cops, under investigation for their violent arrest of a dementia sufferer, laughing as they watched body-cam footage of it.
They appeared to be celebrating after the 73-year-old Karen Gurner was left with a dislocated shoulder and fractured arm, having been tackled to the ground for forgetting to pay $13 at a Colorado Walmart.
Walmart employees noticed the pensioner leave the shop with a candy bar, a can of Pepsi and t-shirt without paying on June 26, 2020,
Staff stopped Karen — who also suffers from sensory aphasia which impairs her ability to communicate and understand speech — at the exit and took the items back from her after reportedly refusing to let her pay.
But as she walked home, police Officers Austin Hopp and Daria Jalali arrested Garner, who appeared visibly confused in Hopp's bodycam footage.
Court documents say an officer "violently assaulted her, twisting her arms behind her back, throwing her to the ground and handcuffing her".
However, the Loveland Police Department surveillance footage, which was released by Garner's family's attorney Sarah Schielke, purportedly showed the officers laughing at body-camera footage of the arrest hours later.
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