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State Trooper Daniel Martin allegedly showed an inappropriate photo to another trooper

The Oklahoman

BURNS FLAT, Okla. — An Oklahoma state trooper is under investigation following allegations he showed an inappropriate adult photo to a fellow trooper at a cadet academy, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

Daniel Martin, 42, allegedly shared the photo, not of himself, during the first few days the Cadet Lawman academy, which ran June 1 to June 7.

Martin’s son was attending the academy, which is designed for high school students to learn more about the patrol, according to a news release.

Martin was released from his special assignment to the academy, but the finalization of the incident is pending as the patrol completes its investigation report, the release states.

At no time was Martin ever accused of any type of sexual misconduct with any teen attending the academy, and there have been no allegations of physical contact or direct inappropriate behavior between Martin and academy attendees, the release states.

Martin, who has been with state patrol since 2007, previously was the subject of two other investigations.

In May 2009, cellphone video emerged of Martin scuffling with a paramedic during a traffic stop involving an ambulance. He was suspended without pay for five days.

In October 2009, Martin was placed on temporary administrative leave after a Holdenville man claimed Martin beat him with a nightstick during an arrest.

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