Trooper Daniel Martin's attorney says video exonerates client

BY MANNY GAMALLO - Tulsa World Modified: October 6, 2009 at 5:25 am •  Published: October 6, 2009
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HOLDENVILLE — The attorney for a trooper placed on paid administrative leave Sunday said his client will be exonerated when dashboard video of an incident in Holdenville is released.

Trooper Daniel Martin, who was suspended for five days this summer over an Okfuskee County incident, and trooper Tommy Allen were taken off duty Sunday after a complaint was filed by Kristopher Douglas of Holdenville. Douglas, 28, said the troopers hit him several times with a baton.

Martin told attorney Gary James that Douglas tried to walk through a traffic stop several times and wouldn’t heed their commands to stand by the street, James said. James said Douglas was arrested, and the officers had to use force because they felt he was getting hostile.

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