|Published:||Sep 23, 2010 7:54 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Sep 23, 2010 4:55 PM EDT|
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The scuffle between an Orlando police officer and an elderly man is under review.
Authorities say Officer Travis Lamont used an approved takedown technique on 84-year-old Daniel Daley. 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. 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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