- Post 10 May 2012
- By Copy Editor
...because he didn't want to go into care.
Police fired Tasers at a terrified Alzheimer’s sufferer in a troubling incident that reopens the debate on the controversial weapon.
Six officers were called to take the unarmed 58-year-old man to hospital but he had no idea what was going on and lashed out at them.
What happened next left his wife ‘heartbroken’ and his neighbours in tears.
Shocking: Police shot former farm worker Peter Russell with several Taser stun rounds, before manhandling him to the living room floor. He is pictured with his wife Diane at their wedding in September 2010
Police shot former farm worker Peter Russell with several Taser stun rounds, before manhandling him to the living room floor.
His arms and legs were tied together and he was carried outside ‘like a bag of potatoes’ in full view of horrified neighbours.
Mr Russell, described by his wife as a ‘loving’ family man ‘who wouldn’t hurt a fly,’ was then put into a police van and driven off. ...continues...