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.