Australian police say they will not release bodycam footage of the moment an elderly woman with dementia was Tasered by an officer.
Clare Nowland, 95, is in critical condition after an officer discharged the weapon at a care home in Cooma, New South Wales (NSW), on Wednesday.
Police say Ms Nowland had moved towards them “at a slow pace” with a knife.
NSW Police Commissioner Karen Webb said she was “not sure” why there were calls for the footage to be released.
“I am not sure why they want to see it,” she told reporters at a press conference.
“Body-worn video is subject to legislative requirements around the surveillance devices act and other things, so it is not routine and we don’t intend to release it, unless there is a process at the end of this that would allow it to be released.”
Ms Webb said she had not seen the video but had heard audio from the footage. She said she does not “see it necessary” for her to view it.
The case has made global headlines and sparked an outcry…
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