Original Article – An elderly woman with dementia is fighting for her life in a hospital, after being tasered by police in her care home. The 95-year-old woman is believed to have been found holding a knife, so staff at the home called the police.
The Yallambee Lodge care home in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, is operated by Snowy Monaro Regional Council, which confirmed the incident.
NSW Police have now launched a “critical incident investigation” after the interaction, where the woman was seriously injured.
A spokesperson said: “A critical incident investigation has been launched after an elderly woman sustained injuries during an interaction with police at an aged care facility in the state’s south today.
“A critical incident team will now investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident. That investigation will be subject to independent review.”
A Snowy Monaro Council spokesperson said: “Council are supporting our staff, residents, and families during this difficult time.”
“No further comment is available at the current time due to the ongoing investigation, and out of respect for the privacy of those involved.”
You can bet your last dollar that the investigation will find the police action acceptably, did you see the way the police beat folks down under during the COVID stupidity?
hang the stupid police
I am not an officer OR in the prime of my life and I am sure I would be able to disarm a 95 years old woman without tasing her or getting stabbed
It seems like this officer exercised very poor decision making.