Police taser a 95-year-old woman with a knife and a walker

95-year-old woman in critical condition after receiving a taser attack from the Australian Police


Homicide detectives in Australia investigate why a police officer felt so threatened by a 95-year-old woman, who walked with a walker and a knife, who chose to shoot him with an internal 'taser' from a residence of the elderly where the woman lives

Peter Cotter, Deputy Commissioner of the New Wales Police Force Sur, tried to explain the actions of the police in a press conference on Friday after watching video of the incident captured on two cameras from the police force.

"While he was being shot, he approached the police. It's fair to say at a pace. slow. He had a walker. But he had a knife. I can't keep thinking about what was going through someone's head when they were electrocuted," he said. Cotter.

The community is outraged by the events at Yallambee Lodge in Cooma, a town about 100 kilometers south of the nation's capital, Canberra.

Andrew Thaler, a local community advocate said the family of Nowland, which includes eight children and dozens of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, take turns to take care of your bed.

"I don't think there will be a recovery. The "tasers" end with bulls and men adults. She's a very small woman," said Thaler, who helps the family. who asked for privacy about the events of the last few days.

Police and paramedics negotiated with Nowland for several minutes, urging him to drop the knife, Cotter said, but "for some reason, Clare didn't He did."

"Clare approached the door where the officers were at the time, and the officer, the only officer, fired the Taser," he said.

Nowland fell to the ground and hit his head. "The injury he suffered after Hitting her head on the floor left her bedridden at the time." Cotter said.

Nowland is a well-known member of the community and caught the attention of Local media when he parachuted to celebrate his 80th birthday, he did it again at 85, according to Thaler.

Thaler said the community wanted to know why the officer considered necessary to electrocute a frail elderly woman who was known to have dementia and that it could not pose a threat.

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