Sunday, July 28, 2013

Nursing home resident dead after confrontation with police


A 95-year-old resident of an Illinois nursing home died early Saturday, hours after being shocked with a Taser and bean bag rounds in a confrontation with police.

Authorities said John Warna was a resident at Victory Centre of Park Forest, on the 100 block of South Main Street in the south suburb. He was threatening paramedics and staff with a cane and a metal shoehorn when police arrived at the complex, they said.  
Police said they struck him with a Taser and bean bag rounds after he threatened officers with a 12-inch butcher knife.
Warna was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he later died.
A cause of death was not released by Saturday evening.
COMMENT NOTE: Jeff says:
"The report doesn’t say what caused the incident, how a nursing home resident got ahold of a 12″ butcher knife (knives are not permitted in nursing homes!) or why someone was unable to talk with this 95 year old man. Was this the result of a drug interaction? 99.9% of nursing home residents are deliberately placed on serious medications, some drugs are given to keep residents subdued and quiet…..ask anyone who has ever worked in a nursing home about this. Was this nursing homebeing run like a jail? Many nursing homes are virtual prisons where residents rot and are treated worse than prisoners."

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