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VIDEO: Cop Snaps Mother’s Arm Like a Twig While Checking on Her Daughters

Radcliff, KY — For those who are seeking to reform how police take people into custody, to evaluate the events of the following story, one must remain objective.

Patricia Karsner lost custody of her two children to her common law husband. They were never married and it is unclear why she lost custody of her children.

According to court documents obtained by The Free Thought Project, Warren Tooley, the father of the two children was awarded custody of his two children he had with Karsner. The girls, ages 14, and 16, had been living with their mother, and her fiancé. It’s unclear if Child Protective Services had concluded their investigation and found the mother to be unfit, but the Jefferson Circuit Court, Family Division 10 awarded immediate custody to Tooley on September 10th, 2015.

When Tooley attempted to take custody of his daughters, the two teenagers ran away because they wanted to stay with their mother.

Karsner, possibly thinking that if she filed a missing persons report, stating the children ran away, that somehow she could retain custody of her girls. That’s what she did, according to officers who arrived at her home to check on the welfare of the children.

Upon arrival, on the 23rd of September, 2015, Karsner stated her children had “been home less than an hour.” The officers stated they had to check on the welfare of her children, an action Karsner said would be permissible, but only through the glass front door of their home. “You’re not welcome in my house. You can look at them. But you’re not coming in my house,” she said rather politely.

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It wasn’t until this police refusal did police mention anything about an arrest warrant and seemingly used it as a means of retaliation.

Little did Karsner know it, but Tooley, her ex, had filed a criminal complaint against Karsner for interfering with his ability and obligation to take custody of the children. The complaint alleged that she had “feloniously interfered” with the custody of his children.

That’s when things quickly took a turn for the worse. Officers then informed Karsner she was under arrest and that they had a warrant to place her in custody. But it’s what happened next which has caused a great deal of pain to Karsner, and has reopened the conversation that needs to take place nationally, about how police officers make arrests.

When Radcliff, KY police officer, Sgt. Booker, put a wrist lock on her, and rotated his lock and her arm behind her back, he applied so much pressure moving upward, that Karsner’s arm was severely broken. This break required surgically implanted pins to stabilize, two surgeries to repair, and left her scarred for life.

The surgery wasn’t successful, according to Karsner, who told the Free Thought Project she’s been left with permanent nerve damage, and the loss of many functions in her arm, hand, and wrist.

From the body cam footage sent to us by Karsner, she can be seen trying to keep her children from being taken into custody and returned to their father. The officers attempted to reason with her long enough to establish the welfare of the children, and then placed her under arrest, breaking her arm in the process. “I think I just broke her arm. I just broke her arm,” an officer can be heard saying.

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Karsner’s story is a common theme at The Free Thought Project, where, all too often, citizens are repeatedly abused, humiliated, insulted, beaten, tased, and mistreated by the police.

By all accounts, the police were just doing their jobs, ensuring the safety of the two innocents caught in the middle of two adults who could no longer live under the same roof. And that’s a problem within our society that no public official or officer of the peace can fix.

But what can be changed are the failed arrest policies which demand 100 percent compliance at all times. Whether it is a traffic stop, or a welfare check, when officers place their hands on subjects who are already emotionally unwell, the outcome can be disastrous, and the consequences, lifelong, something Karsner had to learn the hard way.

She told us in her own words that she’s lost everything as a result. “I’ve literally lost everything…my children, my home and everything I worked all my life for because of what happened…I lost my fiance and my two cats, one blind cat and one deaf cat…that I raised since they were kittens…all because of the financial crisis that event has put me in…I was in a 4 bedroom home with a fiance and 3 children, now I’m alone in a tiny studio apartment that I can’t even afford,” she said lamenting the events of that fateful day. She said she’ll, “never be able to use (her arm) to any decent level.”

  • The Cat’s Vagina

    Even though I’m objective enough to believe the cops had ZERO right to break her arm and should pay with their jobs and criminal charges, it’s pretty rare for family courts to unilaterally award immediate custody to one parent over the objection of teenage children, especially since she seemed to have all the material trappings that usually impress a judge.

    Something is amiss there – one of those parents is up to NO GOOD and I hope those children aren’t traumatized by it.

    • Zackknowitall

      Well if serious enough claims be it true or false could cause this.

  • John Cokos

    Why wouldn’t the children flee when they had a chance, an overweight thug just broke their mothers arm. It’s aggravated assault and battery, excessive force even on a good day….

    • kiljoy616

      Cops are never wrong, the sheeple have said so and have voted the politicians who protect the system.

  • James Latham

    You’re lucky they did not kill your dog also. Cops kill a dog every 98 minutes. Did the husband get custody because her new boyfriend is black? I was seeing all the black kids running around. She does not look all strung out so have to question why she did not get custody since the girls at their age wanted to live with their mother.

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      $$ he who has it rules.

  • Mskby

    (Kids watch mom get physically abused, bone broken by overzealous douchebag of a cop) “Kids are you here?” Hell no, they ran like hell after watching what you did to their loved one.

  • Zackknowitall

    I’m so glad people started killing cops god bless the Dallas sniper

    • TJ Thompson

      Yes, I’m taking the bait. You, Sir, are a moron and most likely a waste of the air you breathe.

      • Zackknowitall

        lol you are bait

    • Chevy Caprice

      That sniper was a true American hero by taking out those terrorists.

  • Jamie Hall

    At the ages of 14 and 16, the court is legally obligated to consider the wishes of the children in question as to where they want to live in terms of making custody decisions. It’s obviously not the only deciding factor. But it is required to be taken into account.

  • David Hall

    Low life thug,cops are cowards and love to beat on women. I am so happy every time I hear another POS low IQ thug in blue is killed. This shit keeps up like it is, nearly 4,800 people killed since Sept. 2013 and there is going to be all out war on the trigger happy cowards. That bastard should be fired and jailed. He now has bragging rights at the cop shop. Oh, man you should have heard that woman’s bone break, I snapped it like a twig. POS arseholes wonder why everyone hates them.

  • Trisha

    The Fiance was obviously a real POS if he left when she was down and out like that. He probably lived off her.

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  • Mikenfaye

    The problem is not so much the cops but those who hire and train these thugs.

  • Bruce Baker


  • Brandon

    Where is the proof of her severely broken arm? He said clearly it was a dislocation. Where the fuck are you getting your information

  • Brandon

    Where the fuck is your source you claim her arm was severely broken but the cop said dislocation. You lie and twist things to make them seem more severe and the court documents you show is for her case against the city which was dismissed meaning she didn’t get anywhere with her claims.

  • Jay Paradiso

    Animals! Is this really what they are trained to do? If it is the training needs to totally changed.

  • Ibcamn

    cops are cowards and pussys……these cops yet again prove they only feel like men when they beat women and children,and of course handcuffed men,when there are a lot of other cops around….criminals like these cops are typical of cops with a god complex,all cops get it,the second the badge goes on the cops become criminals….corrupt system they work for allows it to happen and wants it to be the norm….just like hitlers brownshirts,that’s what the cops are,nothing more.

  • Elle

    I find it disheartening how we’ve now had several years of narratives focused on how cops brutalize certain people but no substantial changes in policy have evolved. Despite all the outrage, despite millions being poured into non profits’ raging on over certain popular narratives. People keep getting damaged and law enforcement keeps justifying these actions via policy. From the start the discussion on law enforcement abuses was derailed into a sad display of divisionism which has only served to stoke hostility rather than unite, and which serves the agenda of law enforcement in the end. doesn’t the author understand how this is still going on after all that’s been SAID? Talking about the issues (or yelling and screaming) doesn’t change policy regulations or laws. (All play a role here). Those rights aren’t going to establish themselves. Gotta have more than a bitch. Gotta have specific ASKS and strategy to make those ASKS a reality. It would be nice if people would stop it with the divisive narratives including the victim hiarchy but I won’t hold my breath.

  • kiljoy616

    I say he got custody because he had the financial means to do so. Money is all that matter after all in our country in the end.

  • Shannon Marlow

    There is definitely more to this story that the author, who is obviously a family member, needs to research. Court documents do show this mother was found substantiated by CPS and family courts to have medical, physical, and educational neglect of these children. Including supplying drugs and alcohol and allowing a 17 year old boy to live there and sleep with the 14 year old. Before anyone feels sorry for this woman, facts should be revealed.

  • Tmoney

    Didn’t even get a second to comply. Just grab and then say you’re under arrest while breaking the arm. You can’t say she wasn’t complying, she wasn’t even given a chance to comply.

  • Dk Pt

    Why they didn’t inform her the warrant before attempting to arrest? they had no right to enter the home without a search warrant, those pigs told her they have a warrant after her arm was broke…
    why she didn’t file a lawsuit against those pigs?? any update guys?