A 95-year-old woman with dementia was tasered by police in New South Wales at a senior care facility and remains in the Cooma district hospital with a suspected fractured skull and "brain bleed", according to local news outlets.
This launched a critical investigation on the matter at Cooma’s Yallambee Lodge "after an elderly woman sustained injuries during an interaction with police at an aged care facility."
The President of the NSW Council for Civil Liberties, Josh Pallas, urged police to stop using tasers on vulnerable individuals in light of the incident.
“Police overreach and disproportionality are common themes we see repeating over multiple incidents in NSW,” Pallas revealed, adding that there are "more appropriate ways to deal with non-compliant people who are suffering.”
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