Earlier we reported about charges being brought against 16-year-old Darrin Manning in connection with a stop-and-frisk. Manning was seriously injured by a Philadelphia policewoman during the incident, and is being charged with resisting arrest and misdemeanor aggravated assault.
Color of Change is calling for District Attorney R. Seth Williams to drop all charges against Darrin and investigate the police officers involved.
Here’s the letter we’ll send to Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams on your behalf. You can add a personal comment using the box to the right.
Dear District Attorney R. Seth Williams,
I am deeply troubled by the recent brutal attack on Darrin Manning, the 16-year-old whose testicles were ruptured at the hands of Philadelphia police during a violent Stop and Frisk encounter.
Now Darrin faces numerous charges, which could carry prison time and place his future in jeapordy. We cannot allow another Black teenager to be brutalized at the hands of police without a full investigation and holding those officers responsible accountable.
By dropping these outrageous charges and investigating the officers involved you have an opportunity to change a culture that permits police impunity and violence. I urge you drop the charges against Darrin immediately.
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