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
'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