As any Policeman in the world ought to know, elderly people with Dementia can be hard to deal with. They are in their own world. They are frightened by new situations, and become extremely uncomfortable if removed from the environment they are used to. This poor guy posed no risk to anyone except possibly himself. In any event, hitting someone in their 80’s or 90’s is tantamount to attempted murder – as the taser can shut down any heart devices they may have implanted. And it is fairly easy for the seizure caused by a taser shot to break fragile bones.
Another incident of Cops going crazy.
My question is…Why did the nursing home people call the cops? Often, you can change a person ‘s mind who is suffering from the disease by something as simple as waiting 10 minutes.
And yeah, this is under Black Lives Matter – making Cops responsible, and getting them the correct training doesn’t just help black folks.
Body camera video is now available from the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office of an incident in March in which officers used a taser on a 91-year-old man with Alzheimer’s at a nursing home.
Police were called because the Minneapolis man wouldn’t get into the car to go to the doctor, KWCH reported. At the time of the incident, the sheriff’s office claimed that the elderly man was violent but the videos show a different story.
The 28-minute long video shows the man repeatedly refusing to leave. Sitting in a char in his room, he was batting at officers as they attempted to try and help him up. Then he begins to run away. The undersheriff then tased him and the man was taken out on a stretcher.
The family of the man asked that the video not show the man’s identity. They also revealed that the handcuffs broke his wrists and they think the incident weakened his heart and lead to his death two months later.
The Sheriff’s office is closed for the holidays, but in March Police Chief Jon Strowig said that there would be an investigation.
“There was forced used, and that’s currently under investigation,” he said simply.