Teen claims injuries during Philadelphia police pat down

January 18, 2014 12:32:53 PM PST
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says the department is investigating claims that a 16-year-old boy's testicle was ruptured by an officer during a pat-down search - but says the youth's attorney won't let investigators interview him.

Ramsey says police want to interview the teen so they can "find out what happened."

The attorney for 16-year-old Darrin Manning, says the Jan. 7 incident amounted to a "sexual assault."

That attorney, Lewis Small, says Manning was with his teammates on a subway, on their way to play in a school basketball game.

Police say one student caught police attention - though they haven't said why or how - and the youths scattered as police approached. Manning was frisked and claims he was injured when a female officer roughly grabbed his crotch.

Manning faces resisting arrest and other charges.