A straight-A Philly student was severely injured when a female police office pulled, twisted and ruptured his testicles.
He was the only one who didn’t run. Now Darrin Manning may never father children after his encounter with a police officer earlier this month.
While on his way to a basketball game after school, the straight-A student and his teammates had an encounter with officer Thomas Purcell. Apparently one of the teammates may have said a snide remark to the officer, who then approached them. The boys ran, but Manning stopped and stayed. “I didn’t do anything wrong,” he said to Philly.com.
What happened next is hard to believe. Darrin was handcuffed, frisked, and his genitals were pulled and twisted with such force by the female officer that they literally tore off.
“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.
Manning is being charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and resisting arrest. The charges have outraged Manning’s mother, Ikea Coney. “He’s not a bad child. He’s not in the streets.” Manning’s principal, Veronica Joyner, said Manning is a model student with no history of wrongdoing. “I believe he was sexually assaulted,” she said.