FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10-18-10
Contact: Orlando Cop Watch
Contact Person: John Kurtz
Orlando Copwatch is hosting Protest in response to Lamont’s Exoneration
Orlando CopWatch, a group who’s mission is to stop police abuse by video taping and observing police officers in the line of duty is holding a protest Tuesday, October 19th 5:30 PM at the Orlando Police Department’s office on Hughey and Central. This is in an attempt to bring attention to the Official Orlando Police Department’s Position that officer Lamont was justified in utilizing a dynamic take down technique on an 84 year old man.
The public has expressed outrage over the extreme actions taken by an OPD officer Travis Lamont to subdue an 84 yr old decorated war veteran by, according to witnesses, slamming him head first on the concrete, thus breaking his neck. Mr. Daniel Daley had has been in the Hospital and in critical condition since the tragic event last month.
“The Police can release whatever statement they want attempting to justify Lamont’s extremely excesive use of force, it does not change what happened. The reality is that anyone who exhibits this kind of lapse in Judgement can not be allowed on the Orlando Police force. The more they try to defend these actions, the more illigitimate The Orlando Police Department becomes” Said John Kurtz Founder of