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Police under fire in Australia for using Taser, injuring 95-year-old woman holding knife

Posted on AllSides May 19th, 2023
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An internal investigation is underway and a police officer is under scrutiny in Australia after authorities said he used a stun gun on a 95-year-old woman with dementia at a nursing home, critically injuring her. The senior, Clare Nowland, remained hospitalized with life-threatening injuries Friday − two days after police said the officer shocked her with a Taser as she approached officers with a walking frame and a steak knife. According to New South Wales Police Force, the incident took place Wednesday at Yallambee Lodge in Cooma, a town about...

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