Australia: Cop charged after murdering 95-year-old woman with stun gun

Source: New York Times

“A 95-year-old Australian woman whom a police officer in Australia used a stun gun on last week has died in a hospital, the authorities said on Wednesday, not long after announcing charges against the officer, who used the stun gun to repel her when she approached him while holding a steak knife. The case provoked outrage around Australia as circumstances of the confrontation between the woman, Clare Nowland, and the police officer emerged. Ms. Nowland, who had dementia, used a walker and weighed 95 pounds, fell and fractured her skull after a senior constable used the stun gun on her in the care facility where she lived. … police said that Kristian White, 33, the officer who used the weapon, would be charged with recklessly causing grievous bodily harm, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and common assault.” (05/24/23)