Nursing home resident dead after confrontation with police
By NBCChicago.com A 95-year-old resident of an Illinoisnursing homedied 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.
"The report doesn’t say what caused the incident, how anursing homeresident got ahold of a 12″ butcher knife (knives are not permitted innursing homes!) or why someone was unable to talk with this 95 year old man. Was this the result of a drug interaction? 99.9% ofnursing homeresidents are deliberately placed on serious medications, some drugs are given to keep residents subdued and quiet…..ask anyone who has ever worked in anursing homeabout this. Was thisnursing homebeing run like a jail? Manynursing homesare virtual prisons where residents rot and are treated worse than prisoners."