CHATSWORTH, Georgia (KTRK) -- 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.
Police use Taser on 87-year-old woman cutting dandelions with a knife