Loveland Police Respond To Federal Lawsuit Claiming 'Excessive Use Of Force' During Arrest Of 73-Year-Old Woman

The Loveland Police Department is responding to a federal lawsuit the alleges "excessive use of force" and serious injury during an arrest of a woman in her 70s.

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KELLY WERTHMANN: Loveland Police is responding to a federal lawsuit that alleges excessive use of force and serious injury during an arrest of a woman in her 70s. That's one of today's top stories on CBSN Denver.

Police say they became aware of the lawsuit on Wednesday after this body camera video was posted on the Department's Facebook page. This shoplifting arrest of Karen Garner happened on June 26 of last year. The arresting officer is now on administrative leave. Another officer who helped in that arrest and an on scene supervisor have been reassigned to administrative duties.

Loveland Police is conducting an investigation. Dylan Thomas is looking into this case, and will have the very latest on CBS 4 News at 10:00.