Emerging footage from last March has surfaced of police officers in Kansas tasering a screaming 91-year-old man suffering from Alzheimer’s, who died a few months later. An investigation is being considered. The officer in question is Ottaway County Undersheriff Russ Thornton, who shot his stun gun at the distressed man. In the video, he then handcuffs him on the ground as he squirmsin pain and agony.
On that day in March, Thornton and a colleague had been called to Good Samaritan Nursing Center in Minneapolis. The ill man, who is only identified as Lee, had assaulted another elderly resident, prompting the cops to be called in. The officers were attempting to escort Lee to a mandatory doctor’s appointment when the incident occurred.
In the video, the elderly man slaps the officers’ hands away as they attempt to escort him. According to an inquiry at the time following the incident, the officers were forced to respond with force when the elderly man became violent. Lee’s family say his wrist was broken in the altercation, and the traumatization from the taser weakened his heart.
The video can be watched below:
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