House votes for more officer training after stun gun is used on Alzheimer’s patient

Indiana House lawmakers have voted to provide officers with more training to make sure stun guns are never used on Alzheimer’s patients.

After a 96-0 vote, the measure now moves to the Indiana Senate.

The bill was created with James Howard in mind. Last June, the 64-year-old was injured after police were called to Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home.

An officer shocked him with a stun gun five times, despite being told that Howard has Alzheimer’s and can’t follow orders.

The police officer was later fired but is appealing that decision.

Howard’s wife has filed suit against the city and the Peru Police Department.



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