A police officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has been charged with battery after he repeatedly punched a woman in the chest while she was in handcuffs.
The officer Akinyemi Borisade, 26, has been fired, according to Undersheriff Pat Ivey.
Video released by the police department shows Mayra Martinez, 31, being attacked by the officer after she struggles and attempts to kick the officer.
Martinez, a bar worker at Scores on University Boulevard in Jacksonville, was arrested at around 5pm on Wednesday and was charged with trespassing and resisting police.
According to the police report, Martinez was drunk and belligerent when two officers, including Borisade, attempted to remove her from the bar where she worked after she quit on her first day.
She tried to kick and bite the attending officers, according to the report.
Sheriff Mike Williams said in a press conference: ‘There are ways that this could have been dealt with without striking her.
Pat Ivey told News4Jax: ‘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.
‘He could have stood there with her, but there was no need to strike her.’
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