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Officer to face court over grandmother's tasering



The police officer accused of tasering a 95-year-old dementia patient who later died is set to face court again.

Senior Constable Kristian White, 33, has been charged with recklessly causing grievous bodily harm, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault.

It's alleged White fired his stun gun at Clare Nowland after she was seen holding a steak knife while using a walking frame at a nursing home in the southern New South Wales town of Cooma in May.

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Senior Constable Kristian White has been stood down with pay after Tasering 95-year-old Claire Nowland.

The grandmother fell and hit her head, which resulted in a fractured skull, and died at Cooma Base Hospital a week later.

Recklessly causing grievous bodily harm carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

White was suspended from NSW Police with pay following the incident.

His matter is listed to return to Cooma Local Court today.

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