- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A state board is revoking the law enforcement certification of an Albuquerque police officer accused of kneeing a University of New Mexico law student in the groin during a traffic stop, causing him to lose a testicle.

A Police Department spokesman says Officer Pablo Padilla is currently assigned to administrative duty and that his future with the department isn’t immediately clear following the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Board’s decision Tuesday.

The law student, Jeremy Martin, has filed a lawsuit in connection with the April injury which his lawyer said required emergency surgery for Martin following the stop.

Police said Martin would not heed Padilla’s orders during the stop.

Police Chief Gordon Eden ordered a 240-hour suspension after a city review office concluded that Padilla violated procedures during the arrest.


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