New evidence on Darrin Manning injury
Hospital reports reveal that Darrin Manning, the teenager who alleged that his testicle was ruptured during a search and seizure, may not have been so severely injured.
According to the Philadelphia Daily News today, Darrin Manning, the teenager who alleged that his testicle was ruptured during a search and seizure, may not have been so severely injured.
Last week, District Attorney Seth Williams and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey warned media and activists that the Darrin Manning case is still being investigated. Police had not yet interviewed Manning, witnesses or the teen's family, the officials confirmed. Manning did not file a formal complaint against the officer who allegedly caused him injury—injury that is now being called into question by new evidence.
A medical report revealed that Manning's testicle was not ruptured when he was searched, countering statements to the media from the teen's mother. The Daily News reported that Manning's lawyer clarified confusion, saying that initially, doctors believed the testicle to be ruptured and Manning underwent surgery. Afterwards, doctors found a blood clot and concluded that Manning's testicle was not ruptured.
The District Attorney's Office has enlisted a grand-jury investigation into what happened on Jan. 7 when Manning was stopped, arrested, held and treated upon release at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
While the assumption that Manning may never have children is now false, city officials are still investigating events of the case that led to the teen's arrest and surgery. Manning still faces trial at the beginning of March. Activists have been calling for justice on social media and during street protests.