Video shows arrest before man lost testicle

Video shows arrest before man lost testicle

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – KRQE News 13 has obtained the lapel camera video showing what happened during the DWI arrest of a UNM law student who says an APD officer roughed him up so badly, doctors had to remove one of his testicles.

Police: Sit down or I’m going to mace you. It’s real simple.
Martin: Mace me.
Police: Sit down or I’m going to mace you, sir
Martin: Mace me. Mace me, please. I would love for you to mace me. That would be fantastic.

The officer pulled out his Taser when 24-year-old Jeremy Martin continued to ignore his demands to sit down on the curb.

Martin instead begged the officer to let him go.

Eventually, Martin says, the officer kneed him in the groin and severely injured his testicle.

Martin: Sir sir sir (scuffle)
Police: Turn around
Police: Turn around
Martin: Stop using aggressive force. Don’t kick me in the nuts. Aw you motherf*****
Police: Get on the ground
Martin: Don’t kick me in the… Aw you f*****

Martin was arrested for DWI and marijuana possession.

One of his friends was filming the arrest on his cell phone. Lapel shows the officer grab the phone, find the video clip and it appears he deletes it.

The officer was put on desk duty.

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