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May 8, 2021

Police Taser Lismore woman

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Police say that a Taser fired on a 19-year-old Lismore woman on Friday night was used in a last-ditch effort to prevent her further injuring herself or attacking other people.

Police and paramedics responded to a call that the woman was self-harming.

They said that attempts by police negotiators to calm the woman had failed.

‘The Taser was used in this circumstance as per guidelines and prevented the 19-year-old female from causing further injury to herself and significant injury to the police that were involved,’ a police spokesperson told APN Media.

The woman was treated at the scene before being transferred to Lismore Base Hospital, where she was assessed before being released.


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  1. I would like to hear the rest of the story ….. in the not so distant past police have always been able to restrain civilians with their own strength or batons. Tasers have already killed hundreds of people around the world and are DANGEROUS! They should be banned. Will there be a followup report on the impact of this young woman’s nervous system, organs or psychological state as a result of being tasered? I doubt it.

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