September 3, 2013 3:35 pm

Taser used against 80-year-old woman in Mississauga

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Global News

TORONTO – Peel police shot an 80-year-old woman with a Taser while arresting her in Mississauga early Wednesday morning.

Peel regional Police responded to a call near Thomas Street and Erin Mills Parkway at approximately 3:30 a.m to investigate a woman walking along the middle of the road.

After speaking to the woman, a police officer deployed a conductive energy weapon – otherwise known as a Taser – according to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU).   She immediately fell to the ground and was later taken to hospital to treat a fractured hip.

The SIU is investigating, as it does in all police-involved deaths and injuries, and has named on subject officer and two witness officers.

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