Tasered aged care resident dies as police officer faces charges

The charges could be upgraded after the patient's death, said the NSW Police Commissioner.
Australian Associated Press
Clare Nowland. Photo: AAP.

A 95-year-old woman who was hospitalised after being tasered at a nursing home has died, with a police officer facing three criminal charges over the incident.

Clare Nowland was using a walking frame when she was allegedly tasered by Senior Constable Kristian White last week at Yallambee Lodge aged care facility in Cooma, NSW, after failing to drop a steak knife.