Aderrien Murry, an 11-year-old boy from Indianola, Mississippi, found himself at the center of a heartbreaking incident when he called 911 seeking assistance. Instead of finding safety, Aderrien was shot in the chest by a police officer who responded to the distress call.
As the young boy continues to recover, his family is demanding transparency and justice, urging for a thorough investigation and the dismissal of the officer involved.
A Desperate Call for Help Turns Tragic:
Nakala Murry, Aderrien’s mother, instructed her son to call 911 after feeling threatened by the presence of her ex-partner at their residence on Saturday, May 20. Seeking protection, she expected the arrival of law enforcement to defuse the situation.
However, events took a devastating turn when an officer, later identified as Sgt. Greg Capers, ordered people out of the house and shot Aderrien as he emerged from his room.
Confusion and Devastation:
Aderrien, in disbelief and pain, questioned why he was shot, leaving his family shattered. Nakala Murry tearfully shared her son’s words: “Why did he shoot me? What did I do?” The family’s anguish was expressed during a news conference held at Indianola City Hall, where they demanded answers and the release of body camera footage of the incident.
Calls for Justice and Accountability:
The Murry family has not only called for transparency but also demanded the termination of the officer responsible for the shooting, highlighting that no child should experience such violence from those sworn to protect and serve.
Their attorney, Carlos Moore, has emphasized the need for a comprehensive investigation to shed light on the incident.
Investigation and Community Response:
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has taken charge of the case, acknowledging that a minor suffered significant injuries.
The agency is currently gathering evidence and will share its findings with the Attorney General’s Office once the inquiry is complete. Despite numerous requests for comments, Indianola officials, including Mayor Ken Featherstone, have remained silent on the matter, leaving the community frustrated and seeking accountability.
A Mother’s Account:
Nakala Murry provided her account of the events that unfolded on that fateful day. She asserted that the officers never entered their home but instead remained outside the doorframe. Despite informing them multiple times that no one inside possessed a firearm, Aderrien was shot when he innocently appeared in the living room.
Nakala rushed to her son’s aid, applying pressure to his wound while the officer attempted to help. Aderrien was subsequently rushed to the hospital, where he underwent treatment for injuries including a collapsed lung, fractured rib, and lacerated liver.
Seeking an End to Police Violence:
The Murry family and their attorney have emphasized that the focus should be on police training and attitudes rather than race. While all involved parties in this incident are Black, Nakala Murry stressed the importance of feeling protected rather than victimized by law enforcement.
Unfortunately, statistics show that fatal police force is disproportionately used against Black individuals, highlighting the urgent need for comprehensive police reform and accountability.
Long Road to Justice:
As the investigation continues, the Murry family hopes for a transparent and fair outcome. Their ordeal serves as a painful reminder of the need to address police misconduct and the excessive use of force, particularly against marginalized communities.
With the release of body camera footage becoming a critical piece of evidence, the community anxiously awaits further developments, hoping for a just resolution that ensures the safety and well-being of all citizens, regardless of age or background.
Chinese scavengers have violated the sanctity of the war graves of 840 Royal Navy sailors.
Individuals from China illegally extracted remnants of wreckage from the sunken World War 2 ships, HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse which were targeted by Japanese torpedo bombers near the Malaysian coast, a mere two days after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
These wrecks hold the status of being designated British war grave sites and are meant to be safeguarded.
Photographs obtained by The Sun show the immense dredger named Chuan Hong 68 in the vicinity of the wrecks.
This vessel operates under the Chinese flag and has previously been associated with unauthorized salvage operations.
Hazz Zain, a diver who helps preserves the wrecks said: “The barge was being circled by a small boat.
“I alerted the enforcement agencies.”
Authorities overseeing Malaysia’s cultural heritage and local law enforcement have declared their determination to look into the incident.
The wrecks have already sustained significant damage, according to the UK Government.
The representative for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, Luke Pollard MP, promotes the preservation of the wrecks and demands that they be given the same respect as Commonwealth war graves.
Former Sea Lord Admiral Lord West organised the retrieval of the bell from HMS Prince of Wales after it was targeted by scavengers as part of an earlier effort to protect the wrecks.
He said: “They are war graves — in our waters, we look after them, but in someone else’s waters they have to look after them.
“It’s extremely worrying — the Malaysians said they would look after them.
“I’ve had letters from relatives of those lost on the ships.
A heartbreaking incident unfolded on May 23 in Nash, Texas, as 18-year-old Cesar Olalde stands accused of brutally murdering his parents, brother, and sister.
The shocking details have emerged from the recently released probable cause report, shedding light on the devastating event that claimed the lives of four family members. The community is left grappling with grief and trying to make sense of the unimaginable tragedy.
The Horrific Crime:
Cesar Olalde stands accused of shooting his immediate family members, identified as Aida Garcia, Reuben Olalde, Lisbet Olalde, and Oliver Olalde. According to the probable cause report, Aida Garcia was shot repeatedly, while the other victims suffered the same fate. The tragic incident took place in the 500 block of Lemon Acres, prompting a swift response from law enforcement.
Authorities received a distress call from Joseph Flieder, 35, who had fled the scene. Flieder informed officers that Cesar was still inside the residence and had confessed to him about killing the rest of his family. Law enforcement quickly established a perimeter around the house and called for backup, ensuring a cautious approach.
Cesar’s Arrest and Disturbing Discoveries:
After negotiations with on-scene negotiators, Cesar Olalde eventually surrendered and was taken into custody. Upon further investigation, law enforcement officers made a chilling discovery inside the house. The bodies of the four victims were found in the bathroom, suggesting they had been shot in different areas of the home before being brought together. The crime scene was marked by spent shell casings scattered on the floor and bloodstains on various surfaces.
According to accounts from friends and neighbors, Cesar lived with his parents, adult sister, and younger brother in the house. Joseph Flieder, who worked with one of the victims, Lisbet, informed police that she had failed to show up for work that morning. Concerned friends and family had contacted the church where they worked, looking for her. Flieder and his wife decided to visit the Lemon Acres residence to check on Lisbet’s well-being.
A Shocking Revelation:
Flieder and his wife’s attempt to check on the family ended in a terrifying confrontation with Cesar. The probable cause report details how Cesar brandished a gun and made alarming claims that his family members were cannibals who planned to consume him. Throughout the interaction, Cesar repeatedly pointed the gun at Flieder and even brandished a knife, further escalating the distressing situation.
In a stunning turn of events, Cesar himself made a 911 call during the ordeal, confessing to shooting his family members. In the call, he explicitly stated that he had pulled the trigger, taking the lives of his four family members. He even provided his father’s name, Reuben, as one of the victims.
Following his arrest, Cesar Olalde was transported to the Bi-State Jail and booked on charges of capital murder. The case now enters the legal process, where investigators will delve deeper into the circumstances surrounding the tragic event.
Rapper Fetty Wap will spend the next six years behind bars for his role in a multi-million-dollar drug trafficking ring, a Long Island federal judge ruled Wednesday.
The platinum-selling rapper, born William Junior Maxwell II, was charged in 2021 with conspiring to bring more than 100 kilos of heroin, fentanyl and cocaine from the West Coast to the East for sale in New Jersey and Long Island.
He pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to distribute and possess cocaine, but not the other drugs.
Fetty Wap’s lawyers asked the judge to sentence him to the five-year mandatory minimum, arguing that his involvement in the drug trafficking ring was born out of desperation, and his worry that he wouldn’t be able to keep up his financial obligations during the COVID pandemic.
“With the coming of the worldwide pandemic, things began to change for Mr. Maxwell. There were no opportunities to perform, thus his income was severely limited. He was sued personally, was going through a divorce, and was involved with a tour manager who was stealing from him. While the bills kept coming in, the money to pay them was running out,” wrote his lawyer, Elizabeth Macedonio.
Prosecutors were asking for a nine-year prison sentence, using his hit song “Trap Queen” to make the argument that the drug dealing was not an isolated incident.
“Specifically, he admitted to the Probation Department that the song which was released in 2014, was an ‘ode to a former girlfriend who assisted him a cocaine base distribution operation in Patterson, New Jersey,’” federal prosecutors wrote in a May 18 sentencing memo.
The lyrics make reference to getting rich from drug dealing, including the lines, “We just set a goal, talking matching Lambos / At 56 a gram, five a hundred grams, though.”
They also referenced the incident that led to the revocation of his $500,000 bond revoked — the rapper waved what looked like a gun during a Dec. 11 FaceTime call and told a man, “Imma kill you and everybody you with,” according to court filings.
Federal authorities labeled him “a kilogram-level redistributor for the trafficking organization,” which sold drugs between June 2019 and June 2020 — long after his rise to stardom. Five other suspects were also charged in the conspiracy.
Fetty Wap and his accomplices got their narcotics on the West Coast and used the mail, along with drivers who had hidden compartments in their vehicles, to bring the drugs to Suffolk County, where they were stored, federal prosecutors say.
Authorities conducted a series of search warrants as they busted the drug ring and found about $1.5 million in cash, 16 kilograms of cocaine, two kilograms of heroin, several fentanyl pills, two 9-mm handguns, a rifle, a .45 caliber pistol, a .40 caliber pistol and ammunition, prosecutors said.
Three people died and two were injured following a shooting early Sunday at a nightclub in Kansas City, police said.
Officers responded around 1:25 a.m. to reports of a shooting at Klymax Lounge, 4242 Indiana Ave., and found five victims all believed to be adults, said Officer Donna Drake, a spokeswoman for the Kansas City Police Department.
Two people were pronounced dead at the scene and another three were transported to the hospital by emergency medical crews. Officials said one of the deceased victims was found outside the lounge and the other was located inside.
A short time later, one of the people transported to the hospital was pronounced dead.
Another person at the hospital was in critical condition, and the other was considered stable, Drake said.
By some definitions, the shooting could be considered a mass shooting.
According to the Gun Violence Archive, an incident in which at least four people are injured or killed besides the shooter can be considered a mass shooting. Other organizations, like Everytown for Gun Safety, say that if at least four people other than the shooter are fatally shot, the incident is a mass shooting.
Detectives and investigators were processing the scene for evidence and searching for potential witnesses.
A woman who lives near the nightclub, who asked not to be named in this story to protect her safety, said she woke up overnight to a series of about 10 gunshots.
There was a pause, she said, and then she heard another five shots.
Outside, she saw a young woman’s body right outside the club doors and people stepping over her to exit.
Two more bodies lay at a nearby street lamp. She watched emergency medical crews bring another body down on a stretcher from a nearby hill.
There have been dozens of victims of shootings at Kansas City area nightclubs and bars in recent years.
In March of 2018, 9. Michael J. Williams Jr., 35, was shot to death at the Firelight Lounge on Parallel Parkway, police said at the time. The club’s owner said a woman pushed her way past security and fired one shot, killing Williams.
Four people were killed and five others were injured in a shooting at the Tequila KC Bar in October 2019 in Kansas City, Kansas. Two men were suspected in the shooting.
In January 2020, a man killed one person and wounded 15 others when he began firing into a line of people waiting to get inside 9Ultra Lounge off Noland Road.
In August of that same year, four people were shot and wounded at the same nightclub when an argument spilled into the parking lot. Multiple shooters fired dozens of rounds, police said at the time. Later that year, the Kansas City liquor Control Board of Review revoked the club’s liquor license, pointing to the violence.
In 2021, after a series of fights, gunfire and a fatal shooting, Rendezvous Lounge also had a licenses revoked by the the Kansas City Liquor Control Board of Review, forcing the club to close at 1 a.m.
Including the most recent shooting, there have been 65 homicides in Kansas City so far this year, according to data tracked by The Star, which includes fatal police shootings. There had been 63 killings at this time last year.
Police ask anyone with information to call detectives at 816-234-5043 or the anonymous TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477. A reward of up to $25,000 is available for information leading to an arrest in this case.
Original Article – New York City police on Sunday continued to investigate the deaths of two boys last seen walking together in Harlem but found lifeless in waterways on opposite sides of Manhattan.
So far, foul play has not been suggested, but aspects of the case are confounding.
Garrett Warren, 13, was reported missing the afternoon of May 15, while Alfa Barrie, 11, was reported missing early the previous morning.
Warren’s body was found in the Harlem River, fairly close to the area where the boys were last captured on security video in Harlem, on May 18, while Barrie’s remains were found across the island in the Hudson River near 102nd Street and Riverside Drive on Saturday, authorities said.
The two friends were seen inside a fish market they were known to frequent at 145th Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem the night of May 12, witnesses said, according to NBC New York.
A worker at Ana’s Fish Market told the station he saw the boys in the store purchasing a few items that evening. He said they were regulars at the business.
Police also said the two were recorded by security video at 145th and Lenox, which was their last police-reported location, about 6 p.m. on May 12.
At a news conference May 16, New York Police Department officials said the two were also spotted on security video leaving the residence of one of the boys before video picked them up anew at the intersection.
Detectives wanted to speak to members of a large crowd in the area the two passed through as they walked in the vicinity of 145th and Lenox that evening, police said.
Detectives last week had a long wish list of potential witnesses and sources. “We need to speak that every single person that was with them,” NYPD Deputy Chief Brian Gill said at the news conference.
“We want to talk to their classmates,” he said.
The boys did not attend the same school, officials said.
On Sunday, the city’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner said the cause of death for Warren was drowning; manner of death was determined to be an accident.
Cause and manner for Barrie were pending, the office said in a statement. His body was examined Sunday.
Family members said the boys were neighborhood friends, though their families were not familiar to each other, according to NBC New York.
Members of both clans had been helping with the search for the pair, passing out fliers last week in hopes that they would be located alive.
Original Article – Ex-Marine Daniel Penny insisted to The Post Saturday that the chokehold killing of Jordan Neely had nothing to do with race — and everything to do with a broken system “that so desperately failed us.”
In his first public comments since the caught-on-video May 1 tragedy on an F train, Penny was both soft-spoken and stoic about being at the center of a political and racial firestorm, as he faces criminal charges that could send him to prison for up to 15 years.
“This had nothing to do with race,” said Penny, 24, sitting under a gazebo at Argyle Park in Babylon, not far from the Long Island beaches where he grew up surfing.
Dressed in black slacks, a blue zip-up jacket and beat-up Vans sneakers, Penny didn’t flinch when asked about Neely, a black, 30-year-old mentally ill homeless man.
“I judge a person based on their character. I’m not a white supremacist.
“I mean, it’s, it’s a little bit comical. Everybody who’s ever met me can tell you, I love all people, I love all cultures. You can tell by my past and all my travels and adventures around the world. I was actually planning a road trip through Africa before this happened.”
He is not a vigilante, Penny said. “I’m a normal guy.”
The confrontation on the train began after Neely allegedly began yelling at other straphangers and throwing trash. Penny said he could not go into detail about the events that then transpired because of his pending case, but he indicated it wasn’t like “anything I’d experienced before.”
“This was different, this time was much different,” Penny said.
He paused and said again, “This time was very different.”
Penny’s attorney Thomas Kenniff of the Manhattan law firm Raiser & Kenniff said that fellow F train passengers will back up his client’s account.
“I can tell you that the threats, the menacing, the terror that Jordan Neely introduced to that train has already been well documented. I don’t think it’s going to even be controverted. There are numerous witnesses from all different walks of life who have absolutely no motive to do anything other than to recount what actually happened. They are uniform in their recollection of events.”
Penny said he was coming back to Manhattan from school and was en route to his gym on West 23rd Street when the chaotic encounter erupted. He did not want to name the school where he is studying architecture. He is now taking classes remotely.
“I was going to my gym,” Penny said. “There’s a pool there. I like to swim. I was living in the East Village. I take the subway multiple times a day. I think the New York transit system is the best in the world and I’ve been all over the world.”
Penny seized Neely around the neck and dropped to the floor as a second and third man tried to restrain him further, according to witnesses and video of the fatal encounter.
The city medical examiner has ruled Neely’s death a homicide, noting he died due to “compression of neck (chokehold).
Who was Neely?
Jordan Neely, 30, a homeless man, was strangled aboard a northbound F train just before 2:30 p.m. May 1, according to police.
He reportedly started acting erratically on the train and harassing other passengers before being restrained and ultimately choked by a straphanger, identified as Daniel Penny, a 24-year-old former Marine from Queens.
Penny, who was seen on video applying the chokehold, was taken into custody and later released. He was eventually charged with second-degree manslaughter.
Why is there fallout over Neely’s death?
The city medical examiner ruled Neely’s death a homicide, noting he died due to “compression of neck (chokehold).”
Neely’s aunt told The Post that he became a “complete mess” following the brutal murder of his mother in 2007. She noted he was schizophrenic and suffered from PTSD and depression.
“The whole system just failed him. He fell through the cracks of the system,” Carolyn Neely said.
Who is Penny?
24-year-old former Marine Daniel Penny served as an infantry squad leader and an instructor in water survival while in the Marines Corps from 2017 to 2021, according to his online resume. Penny graduated from high school in West Islip, NY.
He surrendered to authorities 11 days after he placed Neely in a fatal chokehold on an F train.
Penny was charged with second-degree manslaughter and is free on $100,000 bail. It is not clear if authorities will look to charge the other two men. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has six months to secure a grand jury indictment against Penny, according to Penny’s attorney, Steven M. Raiser.
Neely’s family has said Penny should be tried for murder.
But Penny’s attorneys have said he didn’t intend to kill Neely when he choked him — he was merely trying to defend himself and fellow straphangers from a threatening homeless man, who had a long history of mental illness and numerous prior arrests.
When asked what he would say to the family of Jordan Neely, whose funeral was Friday, Penny looked somber, carefully choosing his words.
“I’m deeply saddened by the loss of life,” he said ” It’s tragic what happened to him. Hopefully, we can change the system that’s so desperately failed us.”
But when asked if he would take action again if he were in a similar situation, Penny nodded.
“You know, I live an authentic and genuine life,” Penny said. “And I would — if there was a threat and danger in the present …”
Does he feel he did anything to be ashamed of?
“I don’t, I mean, I always do what I think is right.”
The Post read Penny the statement made by the Rev. Al Sharpton at Neely’s funeral in Harlem Friday: “We can’t live in a city where you can choke me to death with no provocation, no weapon, no threat and you go home and sleep in your bed while my family has to put me into a cemetery.”
Penny nodded but said he was “not sure” who Sharpton is. “I don’t really know celebrities that well.”
He added that he does not watch the news. While he is aware of some of the negativity toward him — and said he was somewhat surprised by the media onslaught — he remained philosophical.
“If you’re faced with all these challenges, you have to remain calm. What’s the point of worrying about something, worrying is not going to make your problems disappear. I attribute this to my father and grandfather. They are very very stoic.”
Penny said he gave up social media years ago.
“I don’t follow anyone, and I don’t have social media because I really don’t like the attention and I just think there are better ways to spend your time. I don’t like the limelight.”
Penny, who has three sisters, said he has been surrounded by family and friends since the incident — and says his family is “hanging in there.”
“My mom is OK,” he said. “My sisters understand. They all support me.”
Penny described a relatively happy childhood growing up in the West Islip area. He was one of four children. His parents split up when he was young.
He said his two role models are his grandfathers, one of whom immigrated from Italy. The other grandfather is a first-generation American whose parents immigrated from Italy.
He said he moved around a lot in the West Islip area because of his parents’ split but spent much of his formative years in a house right near the sea that his great-grandfather bought in the 1960s.
“My grandmother was raised there,” Penny said. “And then my father and his brothers were raised there. And then me and my sisters were able to grow up there. I’m very thankful. It is a beautiful house right [near] the water. We wouldn’t have been able to live that lifestyle on the water if it wasn’t for my family.”
Penny said his parents’ divorce was difficult but it had an upside.
“It brought me and my sisters closer. You know, we’re really close. I love my sisters. I have three of them. I’d do anything for them.”
Penny attended Suffolk Community College after graduating from West Islip High School where he was a lacrosse star – before enlisting in the Marines.
“Growing up in the wake of 9/11 and the terrorist attacks in a community full of firemen, first responders, police officers, it was like, I needed to serve my community in some way.”
Penny was deployed twice with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit.
“We went to Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Jordan, Greece and Spain,” he said. “We stayed off the coast of Iran for a bit. It was during that whole drone thing when they were shooting stuff down and stuff.”
Penny also went to Okinawa, Japan.
“I love to travel,” he said. “It really changed my perspective of the world for sure. I’m very thankful for being able to travel so much. Just the friendliness and welcoming of everyone and everywhere that I went to. And even before I deployed, you know, a lot of my friends I served with in my platoon came from all over a lot from Central America and Mexico, that, you know, I’ve opened up my, my eyes to their cultures and their perspectives.”
“I loved leading Marines and I love being around Marines,” he said of his service, where he eventually achieved the rank of sergeant. “I love helping people.”
Penny said he “didn’t try to become a leader” in the Marine Corps.
Penny said he didn’t “try to become a leader” in the Marines. “I just did what I had to do. And I think growing up in a majority female household, you learn to lead in different ways from an early age. You learn to have compassion and humility — and disregard your perspective and show compassion to other people’s perspectives as well.”
Leaving the Marines was a “tough transition.”
“I really missed the interaction,” he said. “I missed the adventure, you know. So last summer, I decided to drive from New York and do a road trip through Mexico and Central America all the way to Nicaragua.”
Penny said he drove cross country and then down to Mexico, mostly by himself but with a friend part of the time. He got caught in a bad hurricane in an enchanted forest in Oaxaca, he said, and was trapped on a mountain for 48 hours.
“My car got stuck in a landslide,” Penny said. ”We had to hike and find a local village to come help dig us out. They were so friendly and kind. They really treated me like family.
“You hear so many bad things about these places,” Penny said. “I just wanted to see for myself, and thankfully I was proven right that these people were always welcoming and friendly and treated me like family everywhere.”
Penny said he was sitting in a coffee shop in Guatemala last year when he said he “suddenly felt overwhelmingly at home.”
“I was in Antigua, Guatemala, in a coffee shop. And I was just kind of overwhelmed by a sense of home even though I couldn’t be further from home, you know. So I just I attribute that that obviously, the locals there. They were very welcome — and also the structure I was sitting in. It was there I decided I wanted to study architecture and maybe help inspire other feelings of home for other people.”
Penny said he owes his calm demeanor to his many days on the water — and said he planned to surf Saturday afternoon after the interview to blow off steam.
“I’ve been surfing my entire life,” he said. “Growing up on the water, growing up at the beach, it’s what my father and grandfather did, too.”
Original Article – The network made an uncommon decision to share the videos after law enforcement’s persistent refusal to share their investigative materials.
When families are exposed to horrific events— shootings, lockdowns, threats—they often turn to police and local officials for some form of clarity.
But for the parents whose kids survived the 2022 school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, law enforcement went silent. So a news organization stepped up instead.
CNN made a rare decision to share the videos it obtained that depicted some of the officers’ responses—and those of the kids themselves, desperate to find safety and remain alive.
The footage showed survivors Khloie Torres, Jaydien Canizales, and AJ Martinez as officers reached them more than an hour after the massacre began. The shooting last year at Robb Elementary School left 19 children and two teachers dead.
The videos were part of a series of evidence that has not been publicly released by the police department or the city of Uvalde. District Attorney Christina Mitchell Busbee said she would not release anything until the investigation was finished, even as Mayor Don McLaughlin defied her request and released some officer footage.
Those videos, however, were before the officers breached the classrooms.
CNN previously played the 911 calls made by Torres and Miah Cerrillo for their parents prior to releasing them, but the videos were specifically requested to be seen by the parents.
“We’ve only been called once or twice to the DA’s office at the beginning and now we haven’t been told nothing,” Kassandra Chavez, Martinez’s mother, told CNN. “I mean, we’re having to find out later or through social media that something is going on.”
Torres was shown covered in the blood of a classmate, which she rolled around in to play dead, while Martinez was shown in pain after he was shot in the thigh. Canizales was seen screaming as he was ushered to leave, having hidden under a table while covering his ears.
“If she went through it, I should be strong enough to see it,” Jamie Torres, Khloie’s mother, told CNN. “I want to see everything that hurt my baby.”
Kassandra Chavez, Martinez’s mother, felt the same.
“We had to see it for ourselves, now we understand more,” Chavez said. “I’m happy he’s here, I’m upset because of what he had to go through for 77 minutes, to see all his friends being carried out like rag dolls … that’s all the memories he has.”
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.”
The driver of a semitruck that slammed into a passenger van on Interstate 5 in western Oregon, killing 7 people in one of the state’s deadliest crashes in recent years, was arrested Friday on suspicion of manslaughter, DUI and other charges, police said.
Eleven people were in the van when it was struck, authorities said. Six people died at the scene, one more died after being airlifted to a hospital and four were injured, according to Oregon State Police.
State police said the names of the victims would not be made public until their families have been notified. Authorities have not released information about the condition of the four injured passengers.
Lincoln Clayton Smith, 52, of North Highlands, California, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving, manslaughter and assault, police said.
Smith was arraigned in the afternoon and was being held without bail in Marion County Jail. It wasn’t clear whether his case had been assigned to the state public defender’s office or a specific attorney. The office didn’t immediately respond to a message asking about that, and a lawyer whose name appears in court documents said she had not formally been assigned the case and could not comment.
At the arraignment, a district attorney said Smith refused a field sobriety test and was unable to focus and answer basic questions, the Salem Statesman Journal reported. The prosecutor also said Smith acknowledged taking “speed” the day before the crash and was in possession of methamphetamine, according to the paper.
The husband of one of the dead passengers said their 1-year-old son had asked for his mother on Friday.
“My future is destroyed,” he was quoted as saying, through an interpreter, by the Statesman Journal, which published a photo of victims’ relatives and friends outside the Marion County Court annex after the arraignment.
Two semitrucks and the van were involved in the Thursday afternoon crash near Albany, in an agricultural area in the Willamette Valley.
The truck driven by the suspect left the northbound lanes of I-5 and hit the van as it was parked on the roadside, according to police. The van was then pushed into the back of another truck parked in front of it.
Witnesses said the first truck had been weaving on and off the road and hit the van without braking first, according to comments by the DA as reported by the Statesman Journal.
The northbound lanes of I-5 were closed for hours as experts investigated but reopened Thursday night, state transportation officials said.
Bodies were seen covered in plastic in a nearby field after the crash, the Albany Democrat-Herald reported. Police and fire officials put a blue tarp on the wrecked van and placed a barrier near one of the trucks to block the view of the scene, according to the news outlet.
Life Flight Network confirmed that one of its emergency medical helicopters transported one patient to a Salem-area hospital.
Witness Adrian Gonzalez told the Statesman Journal the van was mangled by the force of the impact.
“Judging by the damage, it looked like the van was sandwiched,” he said. “It got hit very hard.”
The crash is one of the deadliest in Oregon in recent years.
A head-on collision on a remote road in Harney County in eastern Oregon in August 2018 killed a family of seven, including five young children. Eight people died in total.
In December 2012, nine people died after a tour bus careened on an icy Interstate 84 and crashed through a guardrail, plunging several hundred feet down a steep embankment. The bus was carrying about 40 people when the accident occurred in an area near Pendleton called Deadman Pass.
Another crash in 1988, also near Albany on I-5, killed 7 people and injured 37 more. Two infants were among those killed in the fiery 23-vehicle pileup.
Albany lies between Salem and Eugene and is about 70 miles (113 kilometers) south of Portland. I-5 is the main north-south interstate highway on the West Coast.