A woman 95-year-old Australia On Wednesday, a week after the policeman officials he will be stabbed by a stun gun when he was walking towards him with a walker and a kitchen knife in his hand, what happened was a violent upheaval through the village.
Clare Nowland, suffering from dementia, was admitted to a hospital in Cooma, New South Wales fracture of the skull on May 17 after Kristian White was shot with a taser by a police officer.
Police announced Nowland’s death hours after White resigned, ordered to appear in court on July 5 to face charges of grievous bodily harm, assault causing bodily harm and simple assault. The crime would escalate after the woman’s death.
White and another officer had gone to Yallambee Lodge, a nursing home in Cooma that caters to special needs patients. Staff had reported that Nowland had taken a hairpin from the kitchen.
The violence against the disabled elderly woman has sparked a national debate over the use of Tasers by police and the training of staff who care for the elderly. Officers may use tasers when life is in danger.
The coroner will determine the cause of death. Police say the injuries the woman received were the result of her accident, not the discharge of electricity from the gun.
White has been suspended with pay while the matter is investigated. He and a friend have body camera footage of the incident, but police have refused to release it.
The government elected a year ago increased the allocations for the care of the elderly.