Police use Taser on 87-year-old woman cutting dandelions with a knife

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Police chief defends taser used on grandmother toting knife

A Georgia police chief says an officer was justified in using a taser on an 87-year-old woman.

Police say Marth Al-Bishara did not obey commands to drop a knife last Friday.

The officer received a call about a woman with a knife walking outside of a Boys and Girls Club who refused to leave.

The officer told Al-Bishara to drop the knife, but when she did not comply, the officer used a taser on her.

Her family says she does not speak English and was just cutting dandelions.

Al-Bishara's family says the officers should have been more patient.

She's charged with criminal trespassing and obstructing an officer.
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