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Two police officers are being investigated for criminal wrongdoing after tasering and pepper-spraying a man during his arrest at a care facility.
The incident occurred when police were called to the premises in South Australia’s Southern District on October 26.
An altercation reportedly took place between the police and a man in his sixties in the establishment.
While attempting to arrest the man, officers used a Taser and OC spray, leaving the man with minor injuries.
A complaint was lodged that day regarding the officers’ conduct with the Public Integrity Bureau and the South African Police were informed of the complaint on Monday.
Two South Australian police officers have been fired for using Tasing and capsicum spray on a man in his 60s at an aged care facility.
After analyzing the images from the police officers’ body-worn cameras, a criminal and disciplinary investigation was opened.
The two police officers were dismissed from duty during the investigation.
In May, great-grandmother Clare Nowland suffered a fatal brain injury after allegedly being tasered by NSW police.
Senior Constable Kristian James Samuel White was charged over the incident in which he was called to Yallambee Lodge retirement home in Cooma on May 17 following reports the 95-year-old was holding a knife.
Police say he asked Ms Nowland to drop the knife several times before saying “fuck it” and firing his stun gun at the dementia patient, who was using a walker.
The 33-year-old officer was charged with recklessly causing grievous bodily harm, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault for the alleged “excessive use of force.” His case is before the courts.
Mr White will remain on bail in the local community, where he is prohibited from interacting with Ms Nowland’s eight children, 24 grandchildren or 30 great-grandchildren.
Clare Nowland, a 95-year-old great-grandmother, died after a NSW police officer allegedly tasered her in May.
The wider Nowland family looked into police allegations against Mr White earlier this year and described his alleged actions as “extremely confronting and shocking”.
According to the documents, the senior constable was called to the Yallambee care home in the early hours of May 17 following reports that Ms Nowland had entered the rooms of other residents.