The NSW Police Chief Constable resigned
The lead police officer who used a taser on 95-year-old Clare Nowland, who has dementia, has been suspended from duty on payment of a paycheck while the investigation continues.
Nowland, who weighs 43 kilograms, was in critical condition when she was tasered at the Yallambee Lodge aged care facility in Cooma in the early hours of Wednesday.
The 33-year-old senior police officer for the Monaro Police District was one of the officers who responded to a call around 4 a.m. that Nowland was holding a knife while using her walker.
Nowland, a great-grandmother, is in critical condition in hospital with family and friends by her side.
The salary rate for a senior police officer starts at around $86,000 but can increase with experience and benefits.
The suspended officer, who has around 12 years’ experience, once unlawfully arrested a suspect during an encounter in which his shift partner allegedly threatened to break the man’s legs herald revealed.
The 2020 incident was reprimanded by a “horrified” Canberra judge, who said the behavior of the two officers was “outrageous and “unprofessional”.
New South Wales Police Commissioner Karen Webb spoke on Tuesday Today on nine confirmed that she knew the chief constable’s background.