a resident of a retirement home tasered to death by a police officer – RT in French

Clare Nowland, 95, died of her injuries a week after being tasered at her nursing home. The police officer responsible for the shooting has been suspended.

“It is with great sadness that we confirm the death of 95-year-old Clare Nowland in Cooma this evening,” New South Wales state police said on May 24. Australia) in a statement. She passed away “peacefully” in hospital surrounded by her family and loved ones, she continued.

A few hours earlier, a 33-year-old police officer, who was suspended from his duties, had been charged in connection with this case for, among other things, having recklessly inflicted serious bodily harm. He will appear in court on July 5.

Clare Nowland had been in critical condition in hospital since being hit by electronic stun gun fire on May 17 in an incident that has shocked Australians to their core. Police had been called to the Yallambee Lodge nursing home in southern New South Wales by staff who told them a woman was ‘armed with a knife’.

“She had a walker. But she had a knife

They said they urged Clare Nowland to drop the serrated meat knife before she walked towards them, “at a slow pace”, using her walker, prompting one of the officers to do use of his taser against her. The retiree then fractured her skull in her fall, causing a cerebral hemorrhage. “She had a walker. But she had a knife,” Deputy Police Commissioner Peter Cotter told the media on May 19.

Calls for the opening of a parliamentary inquiry in New South Wales and the dissemination of images taken by the body camera of the offending policeman had been issued following this case. The fact that Clare Nowland was the target of a taser “has sparked outrage among the people of the state which shows how desperately we need police reform,” the MP hammered this week. local environmentalist Sue Higginson.

In a statement released on May 23, the pensioner was portrayed by her family as ‘highly respected, much loved and a giving member of her local community, Clare is the loving and gentle matriarch of the Nowland family’.

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