Clare Nowland “passed away peacefully in hospital just after 7pm this evening, surrounded by family and loved ones,” according to CBS News.
Authorities said the officer has been suspended with pay and is due in court on July 5.
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Responding officers urged Nowland to drop the serrated steak knife, but she continued to move toward them “at a slow pace” while using her walker, which prompted the senior police constable to fire his taser at her.
Some politicians are calling for a parliamentary inquiry and the release of police body cam footage of the confrontation.
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"The tasering of Ms. Nowland has sparked a community outrage that shows how desperately we need police reform," state lawmaker Sue Higginson said. "The refusal to release the bodycam footage protects NSW Police from public scrutiny for all the wrong reasons — the NSW community has a right to know exactly what happened when Clare Nowland was tasered so we can start to take the steps needed for change."
Investigations into the incident are ongoing, officials said.
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