A Florida grandmother spent the night in jail after she allegedly attacked her granddaughter with a slipper. The woman, who was charged with battery, told the police that she got mad at her 46-year-old granddaughter who refused to get out of bed.
Florida Grandmother Did Not Have to Be Arrested, Defense Attorney Declared
The arrest of 95-year-old Hattie Reynolds sparked a debate on how domestic abuse cases should be handled.
Last week, the authorities were directed to a Daytona Beach house following a 911 call about a possible domestic abuse case.
Upon arriving at the scene, the law enforcement officers detained Mrs. Reynolds. The woman was later charged with battery.
According to the woman’s confession, on the 5th of May, she went to Janeen Williams’ room to wake her up. Williams, Reynold’ granddaughter , told the Florida grandmother that refuses to wake up or leave the room.
The discussion took an entirely different turn after Reynolds began yelling at the woman. Williams admits screaming at her grandmother.
Based on the police report, each woman had a completely different version of the story.
Reynolds stated that she got mad because the woman made a couple of malicious remarks about her financial situation.
On the other hand, her granddaughter declared that the Florida grandmother sought conflict.
Sure enough, the 95-year-old woman got mad and smacked the 46-year-old with the house slipper she was wearing.
After spending the night in detention, the Florida grandmother was released. Dayton Beach authorities will not take legal actions against Reynolds, as her granddaughter decided not to press charges.
Following the incident, many legal consultants argued that the arrest policy applicable to domestic incidents should be upgraded.
Don Dempsey, a defense attorney, declared that Reynolds’ arrest was an unnecessary measure since the woman posed no threat to public safety.
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