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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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