Darrin Manning, 16, allegedly suffered a ruptured testicle during a rough pat-down by a female Philadelphia police officer. An internal investigation has been launched into the matter.
Darrin Manning was on his way to an after-school basketball game with some of his teammates when he was handcuffed and patted down by the female officer, who reportedly grabbed and pulled his genitals. Manning underwent emergency surgery the following day. He reportedly now faces infertility.
Manning told Fox 29, “I didn’t deserve to be wrongly stopped. They didn’t tell me what I did.” He said he was assaulted by one of the officers after he was handcuffed. He said, “She patted me down again, and then I felt her reach, and she grabbed my butt. And then she grabbed and squeezed again and pulled down. And that’s when I heard something pop, like I felt it pop.”
Philly.com reports that the police report states that Darrin Manning and his friends began running away from an approaching cop. He then stopped and said, “I didn’t do anything wrong.” The report states that Darrin Manning struck Officer Thomas Purcell three times and ripped off his radio.
This clearly doesn’t sound like the behavior of straight-A student. Darrin Manning attends the Mathematics, Civics & Sciences Charter School.