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Date: 09-09-2021

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Karen Garner v. Austin Hopp, Daria Jalali, Philip Metzler, Antolina Hill and City of Loveland

Case Number: 1:21-cv-01035-PAB-KLM

Judge: Philip A. Brimmer

Court: United States District Court for the District of Colorado (Denver County)

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Defendant's Attorney: Eric Michael Ziporin and Kate Marshall Sandlin

Description: Denver, CO: Civil rights lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendants claiming to have suffered injuries and/or damages a direct result of the violation of her constitutionally protected rights by Loveland police officers.

Karen Garner, age 73, was grabbed and flung to the ground by Loveland police officers during an encounter on June 27, 2020 near a Walmart Store. Garner, who suffers from dementia, was suspected to shoplifting. Garner was walking home with $13.88 worth of items. It was claimed that Garner, who suffers from aphasia, which impairs her ability to understand and communication forgot to pay for the items. She suffered a broken arm and dislocation of her shoulder.

Outcome: Settled for $3 million.

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