Cop blamed for man losing testicle resigns


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. 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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