LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — A former Loveland Police Department officer was sentenced Friday for her role in the 2020 arrest of a woman who suffers from dementia and who was hurt by police in the incident.
Daria Jalali, 28, was sentenced to 45 days in jail and 36 months of probation for failing to intervene when her fellow officer arrested the woman, Karen Garner. Garner was 73 years old at the time and suffered a broken arm and other injuries during her arrest.
In June, the district attorney dismissed her two other misdemeanor charges of failing to report a use of force and official misconduct.
The other former officer in the arrest, Austin Hopp, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and was sentenced to five years in prison.
Jalali and Hopp arrested Garner on June 26, 2020, after she was accused of stealing from Walmart. Loveland ultimately settled the woman’s lawsuit over the arrest for $3 million.