Former APD cop gives up fight to get job back

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A former Albuquerque police officer caught on camera aggressively tasing a suspect is giving up his fight to get his job back.

The lapel video from May 2012 shows officers, including Connor Rice, entering an apartment without a warrant and tasing a man.

APD’s chief fired Rice soon after the incident and he was charged with aggravated battery.

Last September a jury found him not guilty.

He’d been fighting to get his job back but according to his attorney has now reached an agreement with the city.

The city will allow rice to resign instead of being fired, that way he’s able to keep his law enforcement certification.

His lawyer says rice will be back serving the community soon.

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