- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A former Albuquerque police officer accused of kneeing a law student in the groin and deleting a cellphone video will stand trial in Albuquerque.

KOB-TV reports (https://goo.gl/FfQxAu) that state District Judge Briana Zamora recently ruled that Pablo Padilla must stand trial in Albuquerque for aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and tampering with evidence charges.

His lawyers had sought to move the trial.

An attorney for University of New Mexico law school student Jeremy Martin says his client was forced to undergo emergency surgery to remove a testicle after Padilla kneed him during an April 2014 traffic stop.

Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden later gave Padilla a 240-hour suspension.

Padilla resigned in December.

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