a Australian Police said the 95-year-old died on Wednesday, a week after she was electrocuted by a police officer at her retirement home. New South Wales State Police said in a statement that Ms Claire Nuland “passed away peacefully in hospital shortly after 7pm, surrounded by her family and loved ones”.
The manner in which this pensioner, who suffers from dementia, was brought under control shocked Australia and made headlines for days. According to the police officers involved, they were called to subdue a woman “armed with a knife” in the nursing home. They claim they goaded Claire Nowland into dropping her knife but she walked towards them “at a slow pace” with a walker, prompting one of the officers to He shot it with a taser.
Australian Senator David Shoebridge asked police to release body camera footage. “The public has a right to know what police An act and it cannot be hidden in a private investigation where the police are investigating.” But police later said the tape would not be made public. “I don’t quite understand why they wanted to see it,” defended Karen Webb, the NSW Police Commissioner. investigation About using a taser “it will take time,” she said.
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