The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has fired and arrested an officer they say hit a woman while she was handcuffed.
Undersheriff Pat Ivey said in a news conference Thursday that authorities arrested probationary patrol officer Akinyemi Borisade, 26, on a battery charge.
Footage released by the sheriff’s office shows Borisade striking Mayra Martinez, 31, who attempted to kick Borisade as she was being restrained and checked into a jail.
The incident began Wednesday after authorities responded to a dispute at a Jacksonville bar. Martinez had been asked to leave the bar, but refused to do so. Officials arrested her on charges including trespass.
Ivey said Borisade could have handled the situation differently without striking Martinez.
It’s unclear if Borisade has an attorney.