16-Year-Old Straight-A Student Has His Test*cles Ruptured During Unwarranted Arrest

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January 23, 2014 ‐ By
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A 16-year-old high school student out of Philadelphia was allegedly viciously assaulted while being handcuffed by a police officer during an arrest that he says was unwarranted.

According to Philly Daily News, Darrin Manning was stopped by police after he and his teammates exited a subway station while they were on their way to play a high school basketball game. According to reports, one of the students possibly made a snide remark to the officers who Manning says were staring them down, and when one in particular approached, Officer Thomas Purcell, the young men ran off. Manning ran at first and then stopped, saying he did this because “I didn’t do anything wrong.” The teen was then confronted by Purcell, and according to a police report, Officer Purcell claimed he got into a scuffle with the student. Manning shared with Fox News that he was put in handcuffs and then patted down in a graphic manner by a female officer, who pulled on his genitals. He stated:

“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.”

The officer allegedly squeezed his test*cles so hard, one ruptured. After spending eight hours in jail that evening, the next day, Manning had emergency surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and his mother says doctors told her that it could affect his ability to have children in the future.

After the incident, Manning’s mother, Ikea Coney, shared her anger with reporters:

“I’m just grateful that they didn’t just kill him. The doctor told me, ‘You need to press charges,’ and that just alarmed me.”

Despite his injuries,  Manning faces charges of aggravated assault and resisting arrest. The founder of his high school, Veronica Joyner, says that Manning has straight-As and never had disciplinary problems. The family is fighting with their lawyer to get Manning’s charges dropped.

The police force in the 22nd district in Philadelphia said there will be an internal investigation on this incident but they also shared that while Manning was in their custody, he did not complain of any pain. On a side note, according to the Huffington Post, Officer Purcell had complaints brought against him in 2008 and 2009 for false arrests. He was cleared of any wrongdoing.

Below is the news report on this story. What do you make of all that Manning went through?

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  • Falanna

    They need to reslly take serious actions against these officers who think they are the law, the police department for excusing officer purcells wrongful arrests, if he was accused in this type of behavior in 08 & 09 no one is lying on him!!! & the city for allowing such behavior from these types of officers and excusing this behavior.. The Manning family is in my prayers…

    • truthseeker

      it seems Ikea and Darrin lied…
      Hospital report: Teen’s testicle wasn’t ruptured.

      This is a public record on the mother from
      “The Unified JUDICIAL SYSTEM of PENNSYLVANIA WEB PORTAL. Common Pleas Courts Docket Sheets. ”
      Search Criminal Dockets then use docket number MC-51-CR-0013395-2009
      And click for Court summary.

      First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
      Court Summary

      Coney, Ikea G.
      PHILADELPHIA, PA 19143
      Aliases:
      IKEA G. CONEY
      Ikea Coney

      CP-51-CR-0617231-1994
      Arrest Dt: 05/24/1994
      Proc Status: Completed DC No: 9418032199 OTN:M6117963
      Disp Date: 08/23/1994 Disp Judge: Lehrer, Samuel M.
      Def Atty: Brian E. – (CA)
      Seq No Statute Description Disposition
      Sentence Dt. Sentence Type Program Period Sentence Length
      1 18 § 3304 CRIMINAL MISCHIEF
      Nolle Prossed FAILURE TO PREVENT CATASTROPHE

      2 18 § 3303 Guilty
      08/23/1994 Probation Min: 1 Year(s)
      3 18 § 3302 CAUSING CATASTROPHE
      Nolle Prossed
      4 18 § 3302 CAUSING/RISKING
      CATASTROPHE Nolle Prossed
      5 18 § 3301 ARSON Nolle Prossed
      RECKLESSLY ENDANGERING ANOTHER PERSON
      6 18 § 2705 Guilty
      08/23/1994 Probation Min: 1 Year(s)
      7 18 § 2706 TERRORISTIC THREATS
      Nolle Prossed

      MC-51-CR-0526721-1994
      Arrest Dt: 05/24/1994
      Proc Status: Completed DC No: 9418032199 OTN:M6117963
      Disp Date: 06/01/1994 Disp Judge: Blount, Lynwood
      Def Atty: Defender Association of Philadelphia – (PD)
      Seq No Statute Description Disposition
      1 18 § 3301 ARSON Held for Court
      2 18 § 3302 CAUSING/RISKING
      CATASTROPHE Held for Court
      FAILURE TO PREVENT
      CATASTROPHE
      3 18 § 3303 Held for Court
      Philadelphia (Continued)
      Seq No Statute Description Disposition
      RECKLESSLY ENDANGERING
      ANOTHER PERSON
      4 18 § 2705 Held for Court
      5 18 § 3304 CRIMINAL MISCHIEF
      Held for Court

      MC-51-CR-0314581-2006
      Arrest Dt: 03/13/2006
      Proc Status: Completed DC No: 0612019096 OTN:N3934125
      Disp Date: 09/12/2006 Disp Judge: Moss, Bradley K.
      Def Atty: Defender Association of Philadelphia – (PD)
      Seq No Statute Description Disposition
      Sentence Dt. Sentence Type Program Period Sentence Length
      1 35 § 780-113 Int Poss Contr
      Subst By Per Not Reg Guilty
      09/12/2006 Confinement

      MC-51-CR-0013395-2009
      Arrest Dt: 03/25/2009
      Proc Status: Completed DC No: 0918015230 OTN:N6048022
      Disp Date: 04/01/2009 Disp Judge: Moore, Jimmie
      Def Atty: Defender Association of Philadelphia – (PD)
      Seq No Statute Description Disposition
      1 18 § 2702 Aggravated Assault Held for Court
      2 18 § 907 Poss Instrument Of Crime W/Int Held for Court Terroristic Threats W/ Int To Terrorize Another
      3 18 § 2706 Held for Court
      4 18 § 2701 Simple Assault Held for Court
      Recklessly Endangering Another Person
      5 18 § 2705 Held for Court.

  • http://louiszwu.blogspot.com/ Michael Powers

    I can guarantee you that nothing will happen to that cop. They are invariably cleared of any wrong doing. So much so that it’s a statistical absurdity. There are police departments that have record going back 60 years without one incident in which a cop was held responsible. With the increased militarization of U.S. police forces (which the Constitution expressly forbids), it’s only going to get worse. They essentially have carte blanche to do whatever they will.

    • truthseeker

      yes, because Ikea and Darrin lied.. it seems Ikea and Darrin lied… Hospital report: Teen’s testicle wasn’t ruptured.

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  • Leah Robinson

    People always talking about we living in a post racial world, post racial my you know what! Get out of here with that! The even worse thing is that the white cop will probably get off with a slap on the wrist

    • MsLadyE

      Or he’ll get acquitted. Lord have mercy…

      • truthseeker

        it seems Ikea and Darrin lied…
        Hospital report: Teen’s testicle wasn’t ruptured.

    • Hey

      what makes you think the police officer is white?

      • Mo

        Because they didn’t state the race of the cop.

    • truthseeker

      yes, because Ikea and Darrin lied.. it seems Ikea and Darrin lied…
      Hospital report: Teen’s testicle wasn’t ruptured…..

  • Taneesha Culture Clash Thomas

    this makes me so f*cking angry i’m tired of sh*t like this happening to our boys

    • truthseeker

      I am tired of people making sh*t up and lying.. Ikea and Darrin lied… Hospital report: Teen’s testicle wasn’t ruptured.

  • Kylie

    I would be suing for sexual assault because the officer sounds like a pervert. She obviously did it on purpose for it to have caused such an injury. Like seriously, what are you pulling on a little boys nuts like that for? Sometimes the female officers are even worse. smh

    • hollyw

      You right. The female ones and Blacks are sometimes the worst. Always got something to prove…

    • Erica Mines

      I thought female cops where supposed to search….. females!

  • guest

    Sue the officers personally AND the Police Dept. as a whole. The abusive behavior won’t stop until policemen realize that there’s a personal penalty to pay (loss of job, large amount to pay out to victim, end of career, etc.) And why was a female cop patting down a male teen?? It wouldn’t fly if the genders were reversed, it shouldn’t be acceptable here, either.

    • owlafaye

      Even when found guilty, the policeman doesn’t pay a cent…it all comes out of a fund that all police departments maintain. The whole purpose of personal responsibility becomes a joke. Since there is no personal punishment, police could care less if the courts find them financially liable.

  • MzUnprediktable

    This is so sad.

    • truthseeker

      It is sad,,, when people lie…
      it seems Ikea and Darrin lied…
      Hospital report: Teen’s testicle wasn’t ruptured.

      This is a public record on the mother from
      “The Unified JUDICIAL SYSTEM of PENNSYLVANIA WEB PORTAL. Common Pleas Courts Docket Sheets. ”
      Search Criminal Dockets then use docket number MC-51-CR-0013395-2009
      And click for Court summary.

      First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
      Court Summary

      Coney, Ikea G.
      PHILADELPHIA, PA 19143
      Aliases:
      IKEA G. CONEY
      Ikea Coney

      CP-51-CR-0617231-1994
      Arrest Dt: 05/24/1994
      Proc Status: Completed DC No: 9418032199 OTN:M6117963
      Disp Date: 08/23/1994 Disp Judge: Lehrer, Samuel M.
      Def Atty: Brian E. – (CA)
      Seq No Statute Description Disposition
      Sentence Dt. Sentence Type Program Period Sentence Length
      1 18 § 3304 CRIMINAL MISCHIEF
      Nolle Prossed FAILURE TO PREVENT CATASTROPHE

      2 18 § 3303 Guilty
      08/23/1994 Probation Min: 1 Year(s)
      3 18 § 3302 CAUSING CATASTROPHE
      Nolle Prossed
      4 18 § 3302 CAUSING/RISKING
      CATASTROPHE Nolle Prossed
      5 18 § 3301 ARSON Nolle Prossed
      RECKLESSLY ENDANGERING ANOTHER PERSON
      6 18 § 2705 Guilty
      08/23/1994 Probation Min: 1 Year(s)
      7 18 § 2706 TERRORISTIC THREATS
      Nolle Prossed

      MC-51-CR-0526721-1994
      Arrest Dt: 05/24/1994
      Proc Status: Completed DC No: 9418032199 OTN:M6117963
      Disp Date: 06/01/1994 Disp Judge: Blount, Lynwood
      Def Atty: Defender Association of Philadelphia – (PD)
      Seq No Statute Description Disposition
      1 18 § 3301 ARSON Held for Court
      2 18 § 3302 CAUSING/RISKING
      CATASTROPHE Held for Court
      FAILURE TO PREVENT
      CATASTROPHE
      3 18 § 3303 Held for Court
      Philadelphia (Continued)
      Seq No Statute Description Disposition
      RECKLESSLY ENDANGERING
      ANOTHER PERSON
      4 18 § 2705 Held for Court
      5 18 § 3304 CRIMINAL MISCHIEF
      Held for Court

      MC-51-CR-0314581-2006
      Arrest Dt: 03/13/2006
      Proc Status: Completed DC No: 0612019096 OTN:N3934125
      Disp Date: 09/12/2006 Disp Judge: Moss, Bradley K.
      Def Atty: Defender Association of Philadelphia – (PD)
      Seq No Statute Description Disposition
      Sentence Dt. Sentence Type Program Period Sentence Length
      1 35 § 780-113 Int Poss Contr
      Subst By Per Not Reg Guilty
      09/12/2006 Confinement

      MC-51-CR-0013395-2009
      Arrest Dt: 03/25/2009
      Proc Status: Completed DC No: 0918015230 OTN:N6048022
      Disp Date: 04/01/2009 Disp Judge: Moore, Jimmie
      Def Atty: Defender Association of Philadelphia – (PD)
      Seq No Statute Description Disposition
      1 18 § 2702 Aggravated Assault Held for Court
      2 18 § 907 Poss Instrument Of Crime W/Int Held for Court Terroristic Threats W/ Int To Terrorize Another
      3 18 § 2706 Held for Court
      4 18 § 2701 Simple Assault Held for Court
      Recklessly Endangering Another Person
      5 18 § 2705 Held for Court.