ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An Albuquerque officer, accused of kneeing a University of New Mexico law student in the groin so hard he lost a testicle, is out of a job.
In September, a judge determined Officer Pablo Padilla would stand trial on aggravated battery and tampering with evidence charges.
Padilla pulled over Jeremy Martin in April 2014 for drunk driving. He says he was aiming for Martin’s knee, one of the lowest levels of force an officer can use.
APD tells KRQE News 13 that Padilla resigned Friday. His trial is scheduled for June.