Terry Martin, expected to fight Chris Leben at Ultimate Fight Night 11, was arrested for trying to drive away from the police even though he was asked to pull over according to Chicago police officers.
However, there seems to be more to this story now that Martin is suing Mayor Daley and Chicago police officers for misconduct and corruption within the Chicago Police Department.
According to Suntimes.com:
Martin was stopped by police Oct. 22, 2005, for alleged minor traffic offenses while driving with his girlfriend, a 911 operator. He claims the officers used racial slurs during the encounter and other disrespectful comments. The next evening, according to the suit, Martin went to the police station to report the incident and was spotted by the same two officers…”The police said Terry drove past the station, and when the officers turned on their sirens, he did a U-turn and fled,” Martin’s attorney, Blake Horowitz, said. ”They said he got up to a half-mile away before they brought him back and arrested him for fleeing and eluding.”During the trial, another officer said he saw Terry pull up to the station calmly and they arrested him. He would have been able to see if there was a chase.”
Unfortunately, there seems to be a case involved with racism according to Terry Martin and hopefully this will not affect his upcoming fight at TUF 9.