UPDATE: Victim Speaks Out ~Drudge: REPORT: 16-Year-Old Boy Suffers Ruptured Testicle During Pat-Down By Philly Cop...Submitted by barracuda_trader on Sat, 01/18/2014 - 01:44
(Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey gestures toward a video replay of an incident that took place January 7th near Broad and Girard. Photo by Mike Dougherty)
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey did his best today to address an incident in which there are more questions than answers.
According to a published report, a 16-year-old boy who is a straight-A student at Mathematics, Civics & Sciences Charter School suffered a ruptured testicle during a pat down by police at 15th and Girard on January 7th.
The boy, Darrin Manning, underwent emergency surgery the next day at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
However, police commissioner Charles Ramsey says the boy and his family have yet to file a formal complaint and have yet to speak with the police department’s Internal Affairs division about the incident.
“We want to know what happened,” Ramsey said today. “This is a young man with no history in terms of negative contact with the law. My understanding is he is a good student. I don’t know what took place, and I’m not in a position to say at this point in time because I don’t have all the facts.”
High school student says cops roughed him up for nothing
VERONICA JOYNER was just trying to keep her students warm when she gave members of the school's basketball team hats, gloves and scarves.
She never imagined the gesture would lead to one of her star students being arrested and suffering from a serious injury to his genitals.
It was a record cold day on Jan. 7. The school, on Broad Street near Callowhill, doesn't have its own gym, so the winning Mighty Elephants were headed to Berean Institute to play Frankford High.
Darrin Manning, 16, says his mind was on the game when he got off the subway at the corner of Broad Street and Girard Avenue with a dozen teammates in uniform and suddenly found himself in handcuffs.