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Niles police officers stunned an 83-year-old woman with a Taser last month after she threatened them with a knife, police say.
Police say that two officers went to Ziecina's residence Dec. 8 because she was complaining about noise coming from the apartment next door.
Officers who went to the scene say that they saw Ziecina holding a 7-inch kitchen knife when they arrived.
She refused to drop the knife after officers drew their weapons and commanded her to do so, police say.
Ziecina is due in court Feb. 23 to answer to the misdemeanor charge of aggravated assault against a peace officer.
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
Why use a tazer when something as simple as patience is all that is needed to subdue an 83 year old woman?
Didn't the UN consider Tazers as an instrument of torture, so they basically tortured an 83 year old woman!