25 May 2023

95-year-old woman tasered by police dies in New South Wales

From Morning Report, 8:28 am on 25 May 2023
Clare Nowland, 95, had been hospitalised in a critical condition after the incident with police.


The great-grandmother tasered by New South Wales police at her nursing home last week has died.

95-year-old Clare Nowland, who had dementia, was hospitalised in a critical condition after falling and fracturing her skull during the confrontation with officers.

She died "peacefully" in hospital last night. Police previously said they had been called to the facility and found Mrs Nowland holding a serrated steak knife and using a walking frame before the taser was deployed.

A 33-year-old constable has been charged in relation to the incident ABC's Murray Olds spoke to Morning Report.