Senior Constable Kristian White is currently facing charges after using a Taser on a 95-year-old dementia patient in a nursing home. The incident occurred at Yallambee Lodge nursing home in Cooma, where the constable allegedly discharged the Taser at the elderly woman.
White has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter but will be heading to trial in the NSW Supreme Court. While other excessive force charges were dropped, White remains suspended from duty with pay as the legal process unfolds.
Tragically, the Taser incident led to the death of the elderly woman, prompting her family to take legal action against the NSW Government. The constable’s actions allegedly caused the woman to fall, resulting in a fatal brain injury.
The case has sparked outrage and raised concerns about the use of force by law enforcement officers, especially when dealing with vulnerable individuals such as elderly patients in nursing homes. The trial will shed light on the circumstances surrounding this tragic event and seek justice for the victim and her family.