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Martin made national news in May when he was caught choking a paramedic on tape. He received a five-day unpaid suspension and was forced to attend anger management classes. Now, just 12 weeks after that punishment, Martin is being accused of excessive force once again.
"They used too much force and I was complying with them and they didn't have no reason to do this to me," Kristopher Douglas said.
Kristopher Douglas of Holdenville said Trooper Martin beat him with a nightstick during a routine traffic stop that Douglas had nothing to do with. Two other men confirmed Douglas's version of events.
Christian said leadership within the Department of Public Safety and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol allowed this to happen again.
"I think the current administration, the commissioner and the chief of the Highway Patrol probably made some mistakes with what they'd done initially in the first investigation of Trooper Martin," said the former OHP trooper and current state representative. "Had they done things properly, we may not have been dealing with a second Daniel Martin incident."
Representative Christian sits on the public safety committee in the House and is now in the process of launching an interim study into DPS and OHP.
"Obviously, this is going to be something we're going to look into," Rep. Christian said.