A Florida cop has been fired and arrested after he was caught on video (below) beating a woman in handcuffs.
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office deputy Akinyemi Borisade, 26, was charged with battery after being caught on camera viciously pounding a handcuffed woman with his fists at Davis County Jail on April 28 as other deputies watched. In the video, Borisade is seen punching the victim several times before one of the deputies finally tells him to stop.
Mayra Martinez, 31, was arrested at a nearby strip club where she briefly worked for causing a disturbance. After being checked in at the jail, Borisade forcefully pushed her against a wall. Martinez, with her handcuffed hands behind her back, attempted to kick Borisade. He then retaliated by punching her several times. When Borisade finally backed off, Martinez fell to the floor.
"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," undersheriff Pat Ivey said, according to WTJX. "He could have stood there with her, but there was no need to strike her."
Gil Smith, WTJX's crime and safety analyst, said the surrounding officers could have intervened sooner:
They could have moved in. One officer did at least walk over and put his hand on the officer to stop him from continuing to punch the suspect. So I'm glad one officer did take action. In this particular situation, these other officers do have a person who is handcuffed. So they do have to keep a watch on him, if they engage with this officer no one is watching the prisoner.
Borisade has been on the job since March, 2015, according to CNN. Because he is within the 18-month probationary period, he cannot appeal his firing and won't have civil service protections following his termination.