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[UPDATE] Scuffle With Police, Elderly Man Under Review

By: AP
By: AP

[UPDATE] (9-30 8:36) --

Charges will not be filed against an 84-year-old man involved in a scuffle with an Orlando police officer.

The State Attorney's Office gave no reason for their decision
Wednesday, Sept. 30 but Daniel Daley's attorney says a lawsuit will be
filed.

Authorities have said Officer Travis Lamont used an approved
take-down technique on Daley, but other factors -- such as Daley's
age -- could have been considered.

Daley was drunk on Sept. 18 when he got into an argument with a
tow-truck driver. He allegedly grabbed Lamont in an attempt to
punch him. The officer then forced Daley to the ground and
handcuffed him. Daley suffered a broken neck.

Police had planned to obtain a warrant to arrest Daley, but
because of Daley's injuries they forwarded documents to state
prosecutors.

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Orlando, Florida (AP) --

The scuffle between an Orlando police officer and an elderly man is under review.

Still, the department is looking into whether the method was appropriate considering the man's age.

Authorities said Daley was drunk when he got into an argument
with a tow-truck driver at a convenience store last Saturday (9/18). When police arrived, Daley allegedly grabbed Lamont in an attempt to
punch him. The officer had to force Daley to the ground.

Daley suffered a broken neck. He's in a medically induced coma
to prevent further injury, but he is not paralyzed.

If Lamont's superiors find that his actions were inappropriate,
the case will be investigated by the department's internal-affairs
division.


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