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Oklahoma trooper Daniel Martin being investigated again

By Aaron Crespo, acrespo@opubco.com Modified: October 5, 2009 at 12:42 pm •  Published: October 5, 2009

/> "He (Martin) started beating me with the nightstick and the other officer jumped on my back and put a knee in my back and I was getting hit with the nightstick,” Douglas said.

This is the second time this year Martin has been investigated for his actions. In July, Martin was suspended for five days after an investigation of a May 24 scuffle with emergency medical technician Maurice White Jr.

In that incident, Martin pulled over an ambulance in Paden after the driver, Paul Franks, failed to yield to Martin’s patrol car.

Martin said White kept getting in his way, and finally Martin tried to arrest White for obstructing an officer. A cell phone video of two scuffles was placed on YouTube.

Martin was previously the police chief for Fairfax in rural Osage County from March 1999 to July 2000, which ended when he was fired.

Ongoing Coverage: Trooper/EMT scuffle