Cop in kicking video won’t get license back

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A former Albuquerque police officer, who was fired after kicking a man several times on camera, will not get his state law enforcement certificate back.

The Law Enforcement Academy Board, which revoked his license, made the decision following a hearing Wednesday.

Video showed Doyle kicking Nicholas Blume in a parking garage in 2011. As a result, both he and Robert Woolever were fired.

Doyle says he was trying to kick Blume’s arm out from under him to make sure he didn’t have a weapon and a couple of the blows landed on Blume’s head.

This week both men have filed a federal lawsuit against the department claiming the men were used as scapegoats to try and prevent a U.S. Department of Justice investigation. 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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