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A fired Albuquerque police officer accused of shoving a handcuffed suspect into a wall headfirst pleaded no contest to a count of battery Thursday morning.
John Hill was charged with the petty misdemeanor in July, and his termination came weeks later, on Aug. 3. The 41-year-old had been with the Albuquerque Police Department for seven years, and the head of the police union confirmed that the case has been appealed.
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