Officer’s trial to stay in Albuquerque, accused of kneeing man in groin

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) An ex-cop, accused of kneeing a law school student in the groin, will stand trial in Albuquerque.

A judge denied a request to move the trial of former Albuquerque Police Department officer Pablo Padillo out of Bernalillo County.

Padilla is accused of kneeing DWI suspect Jeremy Martin during a traffic stop in 2014. Martin says he lost a testicle after the incident.

Padilla’s attorneys claimed it was unlikely he would get a fair trial in Albuquerque because of the publicity surrounding the case.

The trial will likely happen in Albuquerque this summer.

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