Florida congressman apologizes for revealing injured cop's condition

Florida congressman apologizes for revealing injured cop's condition
Florida congressman apologizes for revealing injured cop's condition
Florida congressman apologizes for publicly revealing a cop shot in the head two weeks ago is now awake and speaking - after police chief accused him of violating family's privacy Daytona Beach police officer Jason Raynor, 26, was critically wounded when he was allegedly shot by Othal Wallace on June 23 Rep. Mike Waltz said on Thursday that the Daytona Beach Police Chief had told him Raynor, who is still in hospital, is now awake and speaking Waltz later apologized after Chief Jakari Young lashed out, saying the congressman had 'no right' to release details of the officer's condition  Wallace was charged this week with attempted first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer with a firearm He was taken into custody on June 26 after he fled to Atlanta, Georgia following the shooting Wallace was found hiding in a treehouse on a 3-acre property that has links to No F-ing Around Coalition - a black nationalist paramilitary organization 

View
comments

A Florida police chief has lashed out at a local congressman after he publicly revealed, without the family's consent, that an officer who was shot in the head two weeks is now awake and speaking. 

Daytona Beach police officer Jason Raynor, 26, was critically wounded when he was allegedly shot by Othal Wallace while investigating a 'suspicious incident' on June 23. 

Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer

Rep. Mike Waltz tweeted on Thursday that Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young had told him Raynor, who is still in hospital, is now awake. 

'Officer Raynor is speaking and opening his eyes. His mother felt comfortable leaving the hospital for the first time in weeks,' Waltz said. 

'Nothing short of a miracle!'

The police chief lashed out on Friday morning, saying Waltz had 'no right' to make Raynor's condition public. 

Daytona Beach police officer Jason Raynor, 26, was critically wounded when he was allegedly shot by Othal Wallace while investigating a 'suspicious incident' on June 23

Daytona Beach police officer Jason Raynor, 26, was critically wounded when he was allegedly shot by Othal Wallace while investigating a 'suspicious incident' on June 23

'If I or @DaytonaBchPD intended to give an update on Officer Raynor’s status we would have done so ourselves!

'@michaelgwaltz had NO RIGHT to tweet this! I apologize to the Raynor family for this egregious violation of their trust. This is nothing more than politics at its best.'

OthalWallace was charged this week with attempted first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer with a firearm

OthalWallace was charged this week with attempted

read more from dailymail.....

PREV Anthony Bourdain's estranged wife breaks down in tears in Roadrunner documentary
NEXT Expectant mothers who take pain meds have higher risk of baby being harmed, ...