A 95-year-old Australian woman died on Wednesday, a week after she was shot with a Taser by a police officer as she walked towards him with a walker and a kitchen knife in hand, a development that shocked the world. Outrage has spread throughout. Country.
Claire Noland, who is affected by dementia, has been admitted to hospital in Cooma, New South Wales, after suffering a skull fracture after being shot with a Taser by police officer Kristian White on 17 May.
Police announced Noland’s death after White was ordered to appear in court on July 5 to face charges of grievous bodily harm, assault causing bodily harm and simple assault. The charges are likely to increase after the woman’s death.
White and another officer went to Yallambi Lodge, a nursing home in Cooma that specializes in special needs patients. Staff reported that Nowell had taken a cleaver from the kitchen.
Violence against an elderly disabled woman has sparked a national debate about the use of Tasers by police and the training of elderly care workers. Agents may use a Taser when life is in danger.
A coroner will determine the cause of death. Police say that the injuries suffered by the woman were the result of her fall and not the gun being struck by lightning.
White has been suspended with pay while the incident is investigated. He and his partner have body camera footage of the incident, but police have refused to release it.
The government elected a year ago is increasing the allocation for the care of the elderly.