95-year-old Clare Nowland has sadly passed away after being tasered by a police officer in Australia/
The officer responsible for the tragic incident has been placed on suspension from duty with pay.
The incident occurred at Yallambee Lodge, a nursing home in Cooma, where Clare Nowland, a resident with limited mobility who relied on a walking frame, was subjected to a brutal taser attack by the police on May 17, which sadly resulted in her death.
According to reports, Nowland had allegedly failed to comply with a request to drop a steak knife.
Following the use of the taser, she fell, hitting her head on the floor and sustaining critical injuries.
Nowland was then transferred to Cooma District Hospital where she received end-of-life care.
Her family had been by her side throughout the devastating ordeal.
The entire incident was captured on the body-worn camera of the involved officers and will serve as crucial evidence in the ongoing investigation.
New South Wales Police Commissioner Karen Webb has stated that she will not review the footage until all statements and additional evidence have been thoroughly examined.
Webb emphasized the importance of following a fair and impartial process before making any determinations.
The suspension of the police officer comes shortly after another distressing incident involving elderly individuals was brought to light.
A family released footage showing six police officers double-handcuffing an elderly woman at St Basil’s aged care home in Randwick in 2020. The family had previously sued the New South Wales police over the incident and received compensation in 2021.
However, in light of the recent savage tasering incident involving Clare Nowland in Cooma, Grahame’s family decided to make the 2020 footage public, highlighting the urgent need for accountability and proper treatment of elderly individuals in care homes.
As investigations into the tasering incident continue, further updates will be provided.