A 95-year-old grandmother who was tasered by a police officer has died, Australian police have confirmed.
Clare Nowland, who had dementia, died in Cooma Hospital, New South Wales, where she was receiving palliative care, one week after being tasered.
It comes just after detectives charged Senior Constable Kristian White with three offences in connection with the incident.
Ms Nowland approached Mr White using a walking frame and carrying a steak knife in a nursing home, officials said on Wednesday.
On Facebook, New South Wales Police wrote: “It is with great sadness we confirm the passing of 95-year-old Clare Nowland in Cooma tonight (Wednesday 24 May 2023).
“Mrs Nowland passed away peacefully in hospital just after 7pm this evening, surrounded by family and loved ones who have requested privacy during this sad and difficult time.
“Our thoughts and condolences remain with those who were lucky enough to know, love, and be loved by Mrs Nowland during a life she led hallmarked by family, kindness and community.”