ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The trial began Wednesday for the former BCSO sergeant accused of kicking a suspect in the head.
Priemazon is facing aggravated battery charges in connection with the incident last year. Fellow deputies say while the suspect, Christopher Lucero, was pinned, Priemazon kicked Lucero in the head, breaking his left eye socket.
But Wednesday during opening statements, the defense claimed Priemazon only kicked Lucero in the shoulder and that the eye injury came from a rollover crash after a chase with deputies.
Priemazon’s trial is expected to last several days.