Lawyer: New Mexico man lost testicle in arrest

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A lawyer for a University of New Mexico law student says his client was kneed in the groin by an Albuquerque police officer during an arrest and was forced to have surgery.
Sam Bregman, attorney for 24-year-old Jeremy Martin, said Friday the law student had to have emergency surgery to remove an injured testicle following his arrest for aggravated driving under the influence and possession of marijuana.
According to a criminal complaint, Martin was pulled over April 25 by officer P. Padilla after he was seen running a stop sign.
The complaint says Martin was in a car with others and was asked to sit on a curb. However, the complaint only says Martin "actively resisted" Padilla's instructions and was handcuffed.
The U.S. Justice Department recently reported Albuquerque police have engaged in a pattern of excessive force.

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