Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Officer Charged in Beating of Woman; Surveillance Video from Jail, Dashcam Video of Arrest Show Rough Takedowns of Woman

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Officer Charged in Beating of Woman; Surveillance Video from Jail, Dashcam Video of Arrest Show Rough Takedowns of Woman

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Byline: Joe Daraskevich

A video released Thursday by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office shows a woman in handcuffs getting hit repeatedly by an officer as other officers watch the violence unfold.

The Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of 26-year-old probationary patrol officer Akinyemi Borisade after the incident.

The video starts with the woman, 31-year-old Mayra Alejandra Martinez, walking toward the officer in the processing area of the Duval County jail before he grabs her by both arms and pins her against a wall.

The handcuffed woman then attempts to kick the officer twice. The officer takes three full swings with his right arm, landing the first strike in the woman's stomach. The video shows the woman trying to turn her head as the next two blows land higher on her body.

The video, which doesn't have audio, then shows one of the other men in uniform walk over to the two while the officer is restraining the handcuffed woman as she is slumped over a trash can.

The woman collapses to the floor as the officers walk away with little to no reaction seen.

Undersheriff Pat Ivey said Borisade, hired in March 2015, was terminated from the Sheriff's Office after he was arrested on a battery charge.

"There are ways that this could have been dealt with without striking her," Ivey said of the events shown in the jail's surveillance footage.

Martinez was initially arrested after a dispute Wednesday at Scores Gentleman's Club at 4923 University Blvd. W.

She recently moved from Orlando and Wednesday was her first day working at the establishment, according to her arrest report.

A man who answered the phone Thursday at Scores declined to comment and said management would not be talking about the situation.

Officers responded to the bar about 4:50 p.m. after a reported dispute between an employee and management, Ivey said. She was asked to leave and was later arrested on charges of trespassing and resisting officers with violence.

According to the arrest report, the acting manager said Martinez had four shots of 100-proof liquor before deciding to quit. He said she refused to leave the parking lot and was disturbing patrons. …

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