Authorities investigative stun-gun use in nursing home

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Authorities in Rock Hill, SC, are trying to determine if a police officer's use of a stun gun on a 75-year-old nursing home visitor was proper.

Staff at EdenGardens called police after the visitor refused to leave when she was unable to visit her friend. The visitor acknowledged in the police report becoming agitated when the resident she came to see was not available for a visit. The staff did not tell her that the resident was taking a walk, and she had allegedly feared the resident had died.

Police said the officer fired the stun gun striking the visitor in the back and forcing her to the ground.

Police charged Margaret Kimbrell with trespassing and resisting arrest. The police officer who fired the gun will remain on duty during the investigation, according to published reports. Authorities said neither the officer nor Kimbrell were injured during the encounter.

A taser stun gun sends the equivalent of 50,000 volts of electricity into the person for a five second duration.

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