Video shows Jacksonville officer hitting woman in handcuffs
Rookie officer fired after being charged with battery
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A rookie officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has been charged with battery after he hit a woman while she was handcuffed, Undersheriff Pat Ivey announced Thursday.
WJXT reports Akinyemi Borisade, 26, has been fired, Ivey said.
Video released by JSO shows Borisade hitting 31-year-old Mayra Martinez while she was handcuffed and being checked into the Duval County jail.
Martinez, a new employee at Scores Bar on the Southside, was arrested at the bar just before 5 p.m. Wednesday, Ivey said. She was charged with trespassing and resisting police.
According to her police report, Martinez was drunk and belligerent when two officers, including Borisade, showed up at the bar to escort her from the property. She resisted their efforts to handcuff her and tried to kick and bite the officers, the report said.
She continued to kick and fight in the patrol car and was placed in more restraints, the report said.
While waiting to be booked into the jail, Martinez can be seen on the video kicking Borisade in the leg, and Borisade retaliates by hitting her several times.
"He could have turned her around and held her in a transporting position that they are trained in back over to the location to wait by the door," Ivey said. "He could have stood there with her, but there was no need to strike her."
Corrections officers who witnessed the incident reported it to their supervisors, and the JSO Integrity Unit investigated it.
Ivey said because Borisade is a probationary officer, he can't appeal his firing, but he can ask for a name clearing hearing with JSO. If he passes that he would regain the ability to be an officer with another agency.
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