Agitated 95 year old WWII vet killed by police because he was menacing. Unbelievable!
This poor WWII vet who used a walker and was wobbly, was hit five times with a beanbags shot by police at very close range (inside his room), while 5-7 police officers were trying to "subdue" him - one with a riot shield. My heart breaks for this Veteran who survived WWII, only to be killed by inept and idiotic police who were afraid of an old man with delusions. At least one officer is being charged with reckless conduct.
Police need better training on how to handle seniors with Alzheimers or paranoid acting out. As others have said, all they had to do was close the door to the room until he calmed down and/or went to sleep. There was no need to force the issue or cause him bodily harm.
But this is a wake-up call to caregivers about possible reaction to unruly elders by an uneducated and uninformed police force.