Cop blamed for man losing testicle could lose job

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – APD’s police chief says one of his officers is on desk duty and could be fired for alleged excessive force against a UNM law student that caused the student to lose a testicle.

Jeremy Martin, 24, was pulled over by an officer last month on Wellesley and Campus accused of DWI and failing to stop at a stop sign.

According to the criminal complaint, Martin resisted arrest.

That’s when Martin says the officer roughed him up and kneed him so hard in the groin area he had to have emergency surgery to remove a testicle.

Martin’s attorney says in the initial complaint there is no mention of how Martin was injured only that he had several cuts on his face.

It’s not until you read a supplemental complaint where it states two officers met with Martin at the hospital and photographed all injuries including his groin.

His attorney says there is no justification for the injuries.

They plan to file a federal lawsuit against APD.

In a statement the chief says the department will be thoroughly investigating Martin’s allegations.

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