The three officers in Colorado that were laughing at a bodycam footage of them breaking a woman’s arm are now resigned from the work field.
Police Chief Bob Ticer of Loveland reveals that officers Daria Jalali, Austin Hopp, and community service officer Tyler Blackett, are no longer employed in their department. They had resigned after the incident went viral on the news.
Ticer issues a public apology, stating that their goal at the Loveland Police Department was to “make our community proud. We failed and we are very sorry for that.”
The woman whose arm had been broken by the officers was arrested after leaving a Walmart without paying for items worth $13. The store had already obtained the items, informing police what she had done. When they found Karen Garner, she was picking flowers by the side of the road and instantly slammed into her, placing her on the ground.
They left her sitting alone in a jail holding cell for six hours, and she had been crying for help since her arm was in pain during the whole time.
On security cameras, they were caught fist-bumping each other when they reviewed the bodycam footage and joked about the arrest. Garner filed a federal lawsuit, naming a total of five officers that were involved in the incident.
Sources reveal that Hopp and Jalali are connected with each other in the work force and in their personal lives, moving in together after marrying. The bodycam footage accuses the officers with use of excessive force while arresting the woman, failing to provide her proper medical care after she has sustained arm injuries.
The lawsuit states that “for the six hours that Ms. Garner was kept in custody by Loveland and the jail, despite many jokes made about her being disable and mentally unfit, no one attempted to locate Ms. Garner’s caregiver, console or help her, de-escalate her, or alert her loved ones to her terrible situation.”
Her arm has not regained mobility as of now.
The incident is being investigated under criminal investigations from the request of the district attorney, says Ticer.