- Associated Press - Saturday, June 14, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque police officer who was at the center of one of city’s costliest wrongful death lawsuits is being credited with saving a woman’s life.

Police say Officer Brett Lampiris-Tremba helped a stabbing victim outside a motel Thursday.

Police spokeswoman Tasia Martinez says the woman had at least nine stab wounds and collapsed in front of Lampiris-Tremba’s vehicle.

Martinez says Lampiris-Tremba applied two tourniquets to the victim’s arm and put pressure on other wounds.

Emergency responders say the officer kept the woman from bleeding to death.

Officers later arrested 33-year-old Freddy Granger, who had fled the scene.

In 2010, Lampiris-Tremba fatally shot Kenneth Ellis III, an Iraq War veteran. The city was ordered to pay more than $10 million in damages to Ellis’ family.

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