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Two ex-Colorado police officers charged with injuring elderly woman with dementia

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By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) – Two former Colorado police officers were charged on Wednesday, one with felony assault, in the forceful detention of an elderly, dementia-impaired woman whose shoplifting arrest left her with a broken arm and dislocated shoulder. Circumstances surrounding last year’s injury of Karen Garner, 73, came to light last month when her family filed a federal civil-rights suit against the city of Loveland, Colorado, its police department and the two officers, who have since resigned. Police body-camera footage of the June 2020 encounter became public as an exhibit fi…

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