Skip to comments.World War II veteran, 95, died after police shot him with TASER and bean bag rounds
Posted on 08/08/2013 7:40:19 AM PDT by dennisw
John Wrana was being 'involuntarily' committed for medical treatment Brandished his cane and a shoehorn and police were called to care home
A 95-year-old world War II veteran died after being Tasered and hit with bean bag rounds by police for threatening care home staff - but his family insist he was killed unnecessarily.
Police say that John Wrana, who lived in a Chicago assisting living home, was brandishing his cane, a metal shoehorn and a knife before officers shocked him and hit him with bean bag rounds.
The senior citizen had been reported to authorities because he was being 'involuntarily' committed for medical treatment by staff at the Victory Centre, the Chicago Tribune reported.
He was behaving in 'combative' manner, by threatening staff with his cane and a shoehorn. Wrana was reportedly scheduled to undergo a risky surgery, and was apparently afraid to end up on life support.
When police arrived at Park Forest at around 8.45pm, they said he was ordered to surrender, but he refused to and continued to berate staff and threaten them.
Officers claim he then picked up a 6-inch knife, but his family's attorney alleges that care home staff did not see him do this, The Blaze reported.
He was then shocked by a Taser, hit with rounds of bean bag ammunition, and was taken into custody and then to hospital.
Staff claimed that he was sitting in a chair during the row, suggesting that the force used by authorities might not have been warranted, according to The Blaze.
The Chicago Tribune reported that Mr Wrana was conscious when he was taken to St. James Hospital and Health Centers in Chicago Heights.
But he was then moved to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died at about 2.30am.
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YOUR FUTURE UNDER OBAMA-CARE!!!! And half witted policeman...really really stupid ones
I’m a big supporter of law enforcement. They have a tough, thankless job.
But this just comes across as excessive to me.
I wasn’t there, though.
“Staff claimed that he was sitting in a chair during the row”
I’d say it sounds excessive
Nice how you qualified it all. What a bootlicker!
They were probably all dressed up like ninjas for their trip to the nursing home. If he would have had a dog, those pigs would have killed it too.
Nothing more dangerous than a vet with a cane!
If he was my father...
One unanswered question would be where was the man’s family?
They might have been able to calm him. Someone sure needed to before the police were called. How many truly dangerous 95 year olds do any of us know. Once the police are in on it, it is going to be luck of the draw as to how things play out. In this case another veteran is dispatched for lack of social skills on the part of the police.
He was behaving in ‘combative’ manner, by threatening staff with his cane and a shoehorn. Wrana was reportedly scheduled to undergo a risky surgery, and was apparently afraid to end up on life support.
If the man didn’t want the surgery why were they going to force him to it?
I guess he didn’t end up on life support, he ended up dead....
The man should have the freedom to refuse surgery, freedom means making bad decisions sometimes, this is concept progressives don’t understand at all...
It takes a real assh*le to do that to a 95 year-old man...
F***ing cops. I hope family members of this poor guy sue the sh*t out of them.
What are the chances that the cops were a bunch of blacks who, like the OJ jury, or the “justice for trayvon” crowd, don’t care much for the life of a white person?
A 95 year old dude sitting in a chair? You are not only a supporter but you are wearing kneepads.
“Nothing more dangerous than a vet with a cane!”
Yes and one that is 95 years old too!
Do I really need the sarc/ for that?
“A 95 year old dude sitting in a chair? You are not only a supporter but you are wearing kneepads. “
My opinion is that if two or three male nurses could not control a 95 year old bedridden man then there is something wrong with those nurses!! They should have never called the police in the first place!
At this point, what difference does it make? Just an old White ex-army guy. No need to grab his dangerous cane and assault weapon shoe horn. No need for the burly cops, armed with guns, tasers, bear spray, nightsticks and handcuffs to surround the guy and take away the dangerous weapons. Just knock the $h!t out of the old guy. So what if he dies? Jesse jackson and al sharpton are not gonna do a war dance over this. The feds won’t investigate a civil rights complaint.
Just one more old White ex-army guy.
Who gives a $h!t?
Exactly...he refused tentatively helpful surgery so they killed him.....smooth.
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