Two cops tasered and pepper sprayed 93-year-old amputee

Two police officers have denied assaulting a 93-year-old amputee with pepper spray and a Taser. Donald Burgess, who had dementia died in hospital 22 days after the incident at Park Beck Residential Care Home in St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, on 21 June 2022. Staff had called police after Mr Burgess, who had one leg and used a wheelchair, refused to hand over a cutlery knife, it was said. PC Rachel Comotto, 34 and PC Stephen Smith, 50, both denied charges…

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