Orlando Policeman Breaks 84-Year-Old’s Neck

Friday, September 24, 2010
Daniel Daley Jr. (photo: Greg Daley)
Daniel Daley Jr., 84, of Orlando, Florida, was in critical condition at a local hospital with a broken neck following a recent confrontation with a police officer. Two witnesses say Officer Travis Lamont, 26, overreacted when Daley, a World War II veteran who was drunk and upset over his car being towed, touched Lamont on the shoulder. Lamont reportedly flipped Daley over his shoulder and threw him to the ground, breaking a vertebra in his neck.
Police have defended Lamont. They claim the elderly man slapped Lamont’s shoulder, grabbed him around the neck and tried to punch him, forcing Lamont to take him to the ground.
Since Lamont joined the Orlando police force in December 2008, he has twice damaged his patrol car and once was reprimanded for wrongly arresting a man.
Daley was operated on Monday night and is expected to make a full recovery.
-Noel Brinkerhoff
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