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Dementia-Riddled 95-Year-Old Granny Dies One Week After Being Tasered by Cops Who Felt Threatened by Her Steak Knife

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May 24 2023, Published 11:21 a.m. ET

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A 95-year-old great-grandmother passed away one week after an Australian police officer tasered her inside her nursing home, according to authorities.

Clare Nowland “passed away peacefully in hospital just after 7pm this evening, surrounded by family and loved ones,” according to CBS News.

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Officials said an Australian policeman has been charged with three counts of assault over the tasering of Nowland, who suffered from dementia, CBS News reported.

The 33-year-old senior police constable was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, recklessly causing grievous bodily harm and common assault, police said.

Authorities said the officer has been suspended with pay and is due in court on July 5.

As Front Page Detectives previously reported, police were called to Yallambee Lodge nursing home in New South Wales for a woman who was “armed with a knife.”

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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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