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Loveland police sergeant in rough arrest of elderly Colorado woman resigns

LOVELAND — A police sergeant who was placed on administrative leave following the rough arrest of a 73-year-old Colorado woman with dementia has resigned. The Loveland Police Department announced Wednesday evening that Phil Metzler submitted his resignation amid a disciplinary review. Police Chief Robert Ticer said in a statement Metzler’s resignation “closes one more chapter […]

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$3 million settlement reached in rough arrest of woman with dementia in Loveland

A Colorado city announced Wednesday it has agreed to pay $3 million to a woman with dementia who was roughly arrested by police last year after being suspected of shoplifting, money which her family said will pay for the around-the-clock care she has needed after her condition deteriorated following her arrest. Then-Officer Austin Hopp arrested […]

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3 more Loveland police officers placed on leave over arrest of woman with dementia

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press Three more police officers involved in the rough arrest of a 73-year-old Colorado woman with dementia have been placed on leave, an official said Wednesday. Officer Daria Jalali, Officer Tyler Blackett and Sgt. Phil Metzler were placed on administrative leave Friday in connection with the arrest of Karen Garner […]

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Woman with dementia arrested over $14 theft sues Loveland Police Department

By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press A 73-year-old woman with dementia is suing a Colorado city and members of its police department after she suffered a dislocated shoulder and bruises last year while being arrested after leaving a store without paying for about $14 worth of items. Police body camera video included as part of the […]