Senior constable who Tasered 95-year-old granny Clare Nowland in NSW is charged ... trends now

Senior constable who Tasered 95-year-old granny Clare Nowland in NSW is charged ... trends now
Senior constable who Tasered 95-year-old granny Clare Nowland in NSW is charged ... trends now

Senior constable who Tasered 95-year-old granny Clare Nowland in NSW is charged ... trends now

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The senior constable who Tasered 95-year-old great grandmother Clare Nowland has been charged with manslaughter.

Ms Nowland, a dementia sufferer who weighs just 43kg, had been holding a steak knife when she 'slowly' approached a police officer at the Yallambee Lodge in southern NSW in May of this year.

Senior Constable Kristian White, 33, then blasted a taser on Ms Nowland, prompting her to collapse to the ground, knock her head and suffer a bleed to the brain. 

Seven days after the incident her death was confirmed, with relatives saying she died surrounded by her family in Cooma Hospital. 

The charge of manslaughter is in addition to charges laid in May that were recklessly causing grievous bodily harm, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault.

In a statement on Wednesday, NSW Police said: 'Following advice from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, State Crime Command's Homicide Squad have today laid an additional charge of Manslaughter against a 33-year-old Senior Constable attached to the Monaro Police District.

'This legal process was served on the officer's legal representative

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