UPDATE Trooper Martin OHP

UPDATE Trooper Martin OHP

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“VotedFavorite ScreamingLunatic”

Since: Sep 09

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#1 Oct 7, 2009
Another accusation of excessive force against Trooper Martin. He and his partner are on paid leave.(Trooper Martin was disciplined for the ambulance/paramedic choking and so on last May)

The difference in this incident is that a former state trooper who is now an elected State House Critter has come out and bitterly criticized Trooper Martin, the Department of Public Safety and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. The investigation is not even completed. Wonder if the State House Critter has already seen the dash cam video...

The OHP has said the video will be released when the investigation is completed.

I believe it is unusual when a state cop has been accused of excessive force for a politician who is a 10 year veteran of OHP - makes statements to the press against the particular trooper and the management of the OHP.

State Lawmaker Calls Trooper Martin's Actions, New Allegations Unacceptable
Posted: Oct 05, 2009 3:06 PM PDT
Updated: Oct 06, 2009 2:17 PM PDT
By Dave Jordan, NEWS 9
http://www.newson6.com/Global/story.asp...

“VotedFavorite ScreamingLunatic”

Since: Sep 09

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#2 Oct 7, 2009
The investigation into the accusation Trooper Martin used excessive force is not yet completed.

The man accusing Trooper Martin has already used Trooper Martins documented uses of excessive force against him. The dash cam video might tell the true story or it might not.

At any rate, it looks like Trooper Martin will be an ongoing risk to the OHP for accusations of excessive force, whether true or not, due to his reputation.

It would seem, in the interests of the OHP avoiding continuous political and legal risk, to sacrifice this officer and fire him, or to place him in a job that does not involve public contact.

Suspect Accusing Trooper of Beating Him Appears in Court
Posted: Oct 06, 2009 11:36 AM PDT Updated: Oct 07, 2009 6:12 AM PDT
By Dave Jordan, NEWS 9
http://www.news9.com/Global/story.asp...
What

Boone, NC

#3 Oct 7, 2009
I think you'll appreciate this Ms. Z.

“VotedFavorite ScreamingLunatic”

Since: Sep 09

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#5 Oct 7, 2009
What wrote:
I think you'll appreciate this Ms. Z.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =ofb7TDLXfiAXX
OMG!
Alex Jones!

And peeps call ME a screaming lunatic!
Loved it!!!

;-)
Tink

Spartanburg, SC

#6 Oct 7, 2009
Here's a refresher on that jack ass in uniform. makes we want to commit assault every time I see this!!!!

“VotedFavorite ScreamingLunatic”

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#8 Oct 7, 2009
Mike Christian is very convincing:

Lawmaker says OHP and DPS to blame for state trooper's latest controversy
By
Don Bishop
@ October 6, 2009
http://krmg.com/localnews/2009/10/lawmaker-sa...

OKLAHOMA CITY, Ok.- State Trooper Daniel Martin got a five day suspension from his job after a cell phone video showed him choking a paramedic during an Okfuskee County traffic stop last May. Over the weekend, another man claimed Martin used a night stick to beat him, leaving bruises on his body. Oklahoma House of Representatives member Mike Christian is a former state trooper. He says, "I don't necessarily know that we'd be dealing with Trooper Martin if the Department of Public Safety, the commissioner of public safety and the chief of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol had done their job in the first case." Martin and his partner, Trooper Tommy Allen, are now on paid administrative leave as the new investigation goes on.
Tink

Spartanburg, SC

#10 Oct 7, 2009
Bear Dog wrote:
<quoted text>He is a rightwing, conservative REPUG!
And you know this how...? most of those in uniform on this forum are obama supporters.....

“VotedFavorite ScreamingLunatic”

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#11 Oct 10, 2009
Crime of the century.

The victim was not involved in the traffic stop. Trooper Martin needs to cut back on what ever he is taking (steroids?) OR needs psychiatric medicine to address his paranoid aggressive behavior. Troopers apparently can read minds, and need to confront and control every body they see. If someone attempts to so much as breath the same air it is taken as a physical threat.

Command and control the enemy ummm this is war.

Douglas is lucky he was not choked to death or beaten senseless for clenching his teeth, while two armed thugs interfered with his approach to his Uncle's house.

After taking some stick from trooper Martin and being choked by the other lawman and cuffed Douglas admitted he "made a miostake" Heck - a clear admission of his nefarious intent toward the aggressive cops.

A "fighting stance" hmmm Recently a 16 year old kid in Michigan was taser killed while in cuffs for taking a "fighting stance" Need to see the video so I never "take a fighting stance" I should just immediately drop to my knees without even being asked should I ever see a cop in the vicinity. hmmm

Note to self: always wear bite guard to avoid teeth clenching in public....

Sheesh!

OHP Releases Trooper Report
Reported by: Abbie Alford
Email: [email protected]
Last Update: 10/09 9:52 pm
http://www.fox23.com/news/local/story/OHP-Rel...

“ Mr. Cougar”

Since: Mar 07

Asheville

#12 Oct 11, 2009
Nobody likes a dirty cop.

“VotedFavorite ScreamingLunatic”

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#13 Oct 11, 2009
A couple of good write ups on the continuing saga, the first link an editorial.

The comments following both pieces shed more light on the goings on of the OHP. Interesting.

Roadside distraction
Did the long arm of law overreach?
By JULIE DELCOUR Associate Editor
Published: 10/11/2009
http://www.tulsaworld.com/opinion/article.asp...

OHP releases incident report
A Holdenville man is described by a state trooper as being in "fight or flight mode."
By MANNY GAMALLO World Staff Writer
Published: 10/10/2009
http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx...
ironzman

New Windsor, NY

#14 Aug 8, 2012
I would terminate Trooper Martin. I believe he puts his fellow Police as well as the Public in danger. He is too aggressive to work in law enforcement.
FlipTheByrd

Asheville, NC

#15 Aug 8, 2012
Whatever happened to Zonga and Hookah Jones? They were such regular posters here.

Hookah Jones really lightened the spirit...

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