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


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. 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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