A teenager in Philadelphia may never be able to have children due to a ruptured testicle that was injured during an obviously violent police search. After the search he had to be taken to the hospital for an emergency surgery, and there will be no telling if the surgery worked until may years down the road.
Fox 19 reported that 16 year old, straight A student, Darrin Manning was walking home from a basketball game with friends one day when he was stopped by police for no reason. Immediately, police searched and detained the young man. According to the police report he was giving them “dirty looks”.
“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,” Manning said.
The teen spent eight hours in jail after the alleged attack, but police say he never reported any injuries.
The police claim to be launching an internal investigation, but we all know how that will work out.
‘I blame myself,’ Ikea Coney, the boys mother, told Philly.com, crying. ‘I taught my son to respect cops, not to fear them. Maybe if he was afraid, he would have run like the other boys and he would have been OK.’
Supporters of Darrin Manning are planning a rally on January 23 to protest against excessive use of force and to demand the female officer who allegedly assaulted the teen be fired.