From the AP:
The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety has reinstated two state troopers who were placed on administrative leave following allegations of excessive force.
An internal investigation found that the use of force by Troopers Daniel Martin and Tommy Allen was not excessive.
Martin earlier this year was suspended after being accused of using excessive force during a scuffle with a paramedic that was caught on video.
Kristopher Douglas had complained in the more recent incident that one trooper struck him with a baton and another put a knee in his back after he tried to walk up to a residence while the officers were making a traffic arrest in Holdenville.
A video clip showed Martin asking Douglas to leave several times, then hitting him with a baton once as Allen tried to handcuff him.
The video above of the May 24 incident with Creek Nation paramedic Maurice White Jr. has almost 2 million views on YouTube. Click here for the dash-cam video from Trooper Martin’s car of this confrontation.
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