Police officers have been filmed dragging a crying and screaming 93-year-old woman to jail in shocking footage.
The officers seem to be acting kindly to this lady and yes, they are just doing their job. One would just wish there was a better way to handle this type of situation.
I am sure for most police officers having to carry out this aspect of their job is very sad for them.
Juanita Fitzgerald can heard shouting ‘you’re hurting me’ and ‘help!’ as the officers evict her from the home she has lived in since 2011.
They tell the 5-foot-tall, 100 pound woman to relax and insist they’re not putting any pressure on her. They said: ‘We tried to convince her.’
Eustis police say they arrested her for trespassing after the Franklin House facility in which she lived reported that she has refused to pay rent for the past three months.
Karen Twinem, with National Church Residences, which owns the Franklin said Fitzgerald told the staff she held back the rent because she thought she was going to die soon, News 6 reported.
Fitzgerald also had complained about having mold in her apartment, but said the facility had her apartment tested and no mold was found, Twinem said.
She added officials contacted the woman’s family several times to try to get her help and even reached out to several agencies.
But Fitzgerald denied the allegations that she didn’t pay rent because she thought she was going to die soon and insisted she tried to pay in October.
‘I don’t have anybody. My family is in Tennessee and I told them not to tell my son anything that’s going on,’ she said.
Source Daily Mail