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Former Colorado police officers Austin Hopp and Daria Jalali were arrested Thursday and charged with abusing a 73-year-old dementia sufferer.

Hopp, 26, and Jalali, 27, turned themselves in on Thursday and are currently behind bars in the Larimer County Jail.

Hopp and Jalali are accused of using excessive force to arrest Karen Garner, a dementia sufferer who forgot to pay for $13.88 worth of merchandise from an Aurora Walmart.

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Viral video of the brutal arrest sparked public outrage. The Loveland Police Department initially claimed they were unaware of the violent arrest.

CCTV video from inside the jail showed Hopp, Jalali and another officer cracking jokes while watching body cam footage of the brutal arrest.

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"Ready for the pop?" said Hopp, referring to Garner's dislocated shoulder. "What did you pop?" the other officer asked.

"I think it was her shoulder," Hopp replied.

The Daily Mail revealed Hopp and Jalali were lovers during the time of Garner's arrest on June 26, 2020.

Hopp, who was married to another woman, reportedly moved into Jalali's new home in Windsor, Colorado, where they loved together until he abruptly moved out in February.
 

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A Colorado police department is under fire for joking about their use of excessive force after arresting a 73-year-old woman who has dementia.

The Loveland Police Department claimed they had no knowledge of Karen Garner's injuries after she was violently arrested by two officers.

On June 24, 2020, Garner was accused of shoplifting from a Loveland Walmart. She wandered out of the store and apparently forgot to pay for $13.88 worth of merchandise.

When she offered to pay for the items, Walmart employees refused and took the items back. After Garner left the store, they called police.

An attorney representing Garner's family released police body cam video of the arrest on Monday.

The video begins with Officer Austin Hopp catching up to Garner as she walked along a highway, picking wildflowers.

"Do you need to be arrested right now?" Hopp asked Garner, who shrugged and turned to walk away. Hopp threw Garner to the ground and hog-tied her as she repeatedly stated, "I'm going home. I'm going home."

During the brutal arrest, Garner suffered a dislocated shoulder and a fractured arm.

Later, while reviewing video of the arrest with his fellow officers, Hopp joked, "Ready for the pop?"

"What did you pop?" an officer asked. "I think it was her shoulder," Hopp replied.

In the video, Hopp said "I can't believe I threw a 73-year-old woman on the ground... I'm a little worried that she's, like, senile and stuff."

"That's going to turn into something," Officer Daria Jalali predicted.

As the officers laughed at the body cam video footage, Garner was handcuffed to a bench in a nearby holding cell. She seemed to be in pain but she was not treated for her injuries for nearly six hours.

Hopp said he reported his use of force to the Blue Team, which conducts internal reviews of use of force during arrests.

After the video was made public on Monday, the Loveland Police Department claimed it wasn't aware of any complaints about Garner's arrest or that she was injured.

But the video conflicts with both statements.

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According to a lawsuit, Garner suffered a dislocated shoulder, fractured arm and sprained wrist during her June 26, 2020, arrest.

Garner's attorney said in a statement that she released the video to expose "Loveland police's toxic culture of arrogance and entitlement, along with their horrific abuse of the vulnerable and powerless."

Hopp, Jalali, and a third officer are on paid administrative leave following the fierce public backlash.

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The Columbus, Ohio Police Department said the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old Black girl by a police officer was justified.

The department released police body cam video that showed an officer firing the fatal shots at Makiyah Bryant as she apparently attacked another woman with a knife.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, April 20, around 4:45 p.m., in the front yard of a private residence. Police arrived at the scene during an altercation between Bryant and two other women.

The video footage shows one woman fall to the ground at the officer's feet. The officer shouts "What's going on?" as Bryant attacked a woman wearing a pink jumpsuit and holding a small dog.

The cop spotted a knife in Bryant's hand as he turned to pursue her. He drew his service weapon and yelled, "Get down! Get down!" before firing the fatal shots.

Bryant slumped to the ground as the woman in pink fled into the house, pursued by the small dog.

Still images from the video shows what appears to be a kitchen knife on the driveway next to Bryant.

Bryant's mother said her daughter called 911 because she was being attacked. However, Bryant appeared to be the aggressor in the video clips.

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A Chicago police union boss says a police officer who shot a 13-year-old boy around 2:30 a.m. in a dark alley last month, was "100% justified".

The shooting sparked public outcry after news outlets published a still image from a police body cam video that showed Adam Toledo raising his empty hands before he was killed.

Chicago police released edited police body cam video earlier this week. The video shows the boy tossing something and quickly raising his hands.

Officials say the teenager tossed a handgun away and then raised his hands before he was shot a split second later.

John Catanzara, president of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7, told CNN the shooting was justified.

"In reality, an average human being could not block someone from slapping him in the face in less time than that," Catanzara said.

"It's a good reason why the officer only shot once. He would have been justified to shoot multiple times."

Police responded to a shots fired call at 2 a.m. in the Little Village neighborhood on March 29. Cops detained a 21-year-old man, Ruben Roman, who was with the boy in the alley.

Prosecutors say Roman handed the firearm to Adam, who fled the scene with the gun.

Surveillance video in the area shows a police officer in foot pursuit of the teen as he fled down an alley.

At the end of the alley, the boy stopped, tossed a small handgun behind a wooden fence, and quickly raised his hands. A split second later he was on the ground, suffering from a sucking bullet wound to the chest.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Catanzara said Adam was a young gang member. "He should have been in school. But we're not in school learning, now are we?"

"I started my dissertation with saying it is 100 percent justified," Catanzara said.

"That officer's actions were actually heroic. There's a very good reason why he only shot once. Like I said, he could have been shot multiple times but the officer assessed in a split second. Unfortunately he committed to the first shot already. Justifiably so."

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Last week, Fox News host Tucker Carlson dropped exclusive police body cam video that shows Raphael Warnock's then-wife accusing him of running over her foot with his car.

This is headline news because Warnock is one of the 2 Democrats vying for a U.S. Senate seat in the Jan. 5, 2021 runoff against Republican Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in Georgia.

Ouleye Ndoye, 35, is heard in the video telling police that Warnock, 51, ran over her foot in the driveway of their home. The incident occurred in March. The couple divorced in May.

In the body cam video, Ndoye tearfully tells police Warnock is a great "actor" but he "crossed the line."

"He's like, 'Ouleye, close the door. I'm leaving,'" she tells the officer.

"And I was like, 'just hear me out. If your mom died, and I had the kids. Wouldn't you want me to let them go with you to the funeral? And he just starts backing the car up. He wasn't going fast, I'm not bleeding. But I just can't believe he'd run me over."

Asked whether she thought the pastor drove over her foot intentionally, she replied: "Obviously. I was standing here. The door was open and I'm leaning into the car. How can you drive the car when I'm leaning into it?"

She told the officer she wanted to file a police report for possible criminal charges.

"This man's running for United States Senate, and all he cares about right now is his reputation," she said.

"I've been very quiet about the way that he is for the sake of my kids and his reputation. I've tried to keep the way that he acts under wraps for a long time, and today he crossed the line. So that is what is going on here. And he's a great actor. He is phenomenal at putting on a really good show."

The mainstream media ignored the story because Warnock is a Democrat. But the local news and the conservative news media (which is gaining millions of viewers daily) is all over the story.

Warnock told local outlet WGCL-TV that his ex-wife's allegations are a distraction from his Senate runoff race.

"I'm going to stay focused on my family which includes their mother and I'm going to stay focused on the people of Georgia who during a pandemic are still waiting on relief all these months later while politicians including Kelly Loeffler are busy playing games." Warnock said.

But Sen. Loeffler (R-GA) said voters deserved more than Warnock's deflection from domestic issues.

"Domestic abuse is a serious issue that Georgians deserve answers to as to what exactly happened," she said in a statement. "Unfortunately, it follows a pattern of what we've seen that Raphael Warnock has not answered the hard questions in this campaign."

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has apologized to Anjanette Young, an innocent woman who was forced to stand cuffed and naked while a dozen officers served a search warrant on her apartment.

The officers were searching for a drug suspect -- who lived next door to Young's apartment.

A police informant gave the officers Young's address instead of the suspect's.

Police body cam videos show about a dozen officers take Young's door off the hinges with a battering ram. Young, who was changing after getting home from work, was completely naked and frightened as officers stormed her apartment on Feb. 21, 2019 at 7 p.m.

"It was so traumatic to hear the thing that was hitting the door," said Young, 50, who worked as a social worker for 20 years.

"And it happened so fast, I didn't have time to put on clothes," Young exclusively told CBS 2 in Chicago.

Young filed a freedom of information request for the body cam videos, but her request was denied, as the city of Chicago fought the release of the footage.

As part of her lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department, a federal judge forced the department to hand over the police footage, CBS 2 reports.

In the video, Young can be heard telling the officers they were at the wrong address more than 40 times.

"There's nobody else here, I live alone," she told the officers. "Oh my God, this can't be right. How is this legal?
 

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George Floyd cried and pleaded with Minneapolis police not to shoot him after they tapped on his car window with a flashlight.

London's Daily Mail exclusively obtained the full 8 minutes of leaked police body cam footage that shows Floyd's arrest on Memorial Day.

The footage shows former officers Thomas Lane and Alex Kueng ordering Floyd to show both hands.

At least one officer drew his service weapon and pointed it at Floyd, who began pleading with the officers not to shoot him. "I got shot the same way before," he said, as the cops ordered him to put his hands on the steering wheel.

"Please don't shoot me Mr. officer, please don't shoot me man," Floyd said as he grabbed ahold of an officer's hand. "I just lost my mama."

Minutes later, Floyd would die an agonizing death under the knee of former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin, who is currently in jail awaiting trial.

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The Sacramento Police Department released body cam footage that shows the tense standoff between officers and Jeremy Southern before he was shot and killed.

According to police, officers went to the upscale Crossings apartment complex near Sacramento State University on Tuesday afternoon to follow up on an earlier shooting there.

Police spotted Southern who matched the description of the shooter walking with a female acquaintance. When Southern spotted police, he ran toward the building.

Unable to gain entry to the apartment building through a locked door, Southern, 22, pulled a handgun and pointed it at police.

Despite repeated commands to drop the weapon, Southern continued to point the weapon at them. "I'm gonna die today!" he yelled at police while pacing in the courtyard.

Officers showed great restraint by attempting to deescalate the situation. At one point, they even waited for him to finish a phone call before commanding him to drop his weapon.

A police sniper arrived at the scene about 20 minutes later and fired an AR-15 rifle, striking Southern in the chest.

Despite a sucking wound in his chest, Southern tried to crawl toward his gun and was shot a second time.

Sacramento police and fire rescue tended to him and transported him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead from suicide by cop.

Southern's sister, Ida Southern, said her brother was a good man. "He wanted a better life and I feel like life just kept taking away from him," she said.

"I'm just worried about my daughter because they were so close," Southern said.

"No, he was not completely innocent, but this was not what was supposed to happen to him," she said, adding that her brother grew up in a home with six foster siblings and may not have gotten the love and attention a child needs.

Ida Southern was planning on celebrating her brother’s 23rd birthday with him this Friday, according to KCRA. Instead, she will attend a vigil in his honor on Thursday night hosted by Black Lives Matter Sacramento.

"We're gonna be marching for another young black man that's been killed by Sac PD," said BLM Sacramento founder Tanya Faison.

Faison said Tuesday's shooting is another example where police should be held accountable.

"I think if he had a gun, that he should have been detained. They should have deescalated and he should have gotten his due process," Faison said. "There have been situations where Sac PD has been faced with gunfire and they have been able to deescalate and arrest somebody and given them their due process. The police do not play the judge, the jury. They don’t play the executioner. Their job is to deescalate and detain."

Ida Southern said she doesn't know if her brother had a gun that day.

"He was scared. For somebody who goes through as much as we went through, he was scared. He wouldn't have just had it out and about," she said. "If he really had a gun like they say he did, then of course he has some of the blame to share."

Court records show Jeremy Southern had a lengthy criminal record that included a domestic violence conviction. He served four years in prison for lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14.

"He wasn't this monster that everybody's trying to make him out to be," Ida said. "Not only did he grow up going through abuse, but as a young adult, he didn't have anybody that was able to help him either. I did everything I could, but it still wasn’t enough."

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The Miami Beach Police Department released videos and photos of the scene inside a hotel room where Andrew Gillum was found naked with a male escort who apparently OD'd on drugs.

The photos and videos were released after a Florida newspaper filed a public records request.

The former gubernatorial candidate and 2 men were found in a room on the 11th floor of the luxury Mondrian South Beach Hotel on March 13.

Officers arrived at the hotel room just before midnight. A man later identified as Aldo Mejias answered the door.

Blurred police body cam footage captured a nude Black man wandering around the bathroom. The footage was heavily redacted with no sound.

Police also released photos of the drug-strewn hotel room and bed sheets stained with blood, feces and vomit.

Police say 50-year-old Mejias had given his credit card to 30-year-old male escort and former registered nurse Travis Dyson to rent the room that day.

When Mejias arrived at the room later that night, he found Dyson vomiting on the bed and Gillum vomiting on the bathroom floor.

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Gillum, 40, later said he was in Miami to attend a wedding. But wedding guests say he never showed up.

Gillum, a Democrat, was the first Black nominee to run for governor in Florida. He narrowly lost the election to Republican Ron DeSantis in 2018.

He apologized to his family and to his supporters before entering a rehab facility. The father-of-three never addressed the rumors that he had a wild sex orgy with the men in the hotel room.
 

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A Los Angeles police union will not defend a LAPD cop who was caught fondling a dead woman's breasts.

On Dec. 4, the union that represents LAPD officers released a statement, saying the union "will not defend an officer accused of fondling the breasts of a dead woman."

The cop was placed on leave after video footage from his body camera showed him abusing a corpse. The footage was viewed during a random check of body cameras.

According to CBS local affiliate KCAL9 News, nearly two weeks ago, the accused cop and his partner, both male, responded to a 911 call that a dead body was found inside of a residence.

The officers confirmed the woman was deceased and one cop left the residence to retrieve paperwork from a patrol car.

While his partner was outside, the accused cop turned off his body cam and then “inappropriately touched the woman's body," LAPD officials confirmed.

The cop was caught because body cameras have a two-minute buffer, meaning they capture two minutes of footage before the devices are activated.

According to KCAL9, the officer turned in his body camera at the end of his shift. The camera was then stored with thousands of other cameras.

The officer in charge of checking video footage from the cameras randomly picked up a camera off the shelf and viewed its content.