Daniel Daley is throwing back a few at the Caboose Bar in Orlando Saturday night. All is right in his world until the 84-year-old makes his way across the street to the Ivanhoe Grocery.
Not paying attention the senior parks in a handicap space and heads inside. Next thing he sees a tow truck hooking up his vehicle and runs out the door. He tries to stop the driver from taking his truck.
Daniel reminds me of my grandpa; he was feisty—drinkin’ or sober—if he got riled.
Anyway, it seems the officer has had enough and slams the old man to the ground, using a maneuver called a hip-check.
The Orlando Police Department has not released a report, but states the officer was authorized to use force because of Daley’s actions.
Here’s what I think: Daniel Daley was wrong. Still, the officer should have used some common sense. Are the police not trained to use less violent methods in certain situations?
What do you think?
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