*OK, let’s see how this now ex-cop tries to spin this.
The problem is the video pretty much tells it all. Raw footage clearly shows Akinyemi Borisade repeatedly punching a handcuffed Mayra Martinez, 31, while she was waiting to be booked into the Duval County Jail, according to WJXT-TV.
Borisade, 26, has been charged with battery. The situation happened on Wednesday (04-27-16). According to the Times-Union, officers were called to Scores Gentlemen’s Club after receiving complaints of Martinez’s behavior. An employee said Martinez consumed four shots of 100-proof liquor and decided to quit her job even though she had just starting working there. When officers arrived, she resisted and did not want to leave.
Martinez reportedly fought officers as they tried to put her in the patrol car. When they finally got her to the jail, she began kicking Borisade, and that was when the officer allegedly started swinging, as other officers stood back.
“He could have stood there with her, but there was no need to strike her,” Undersheriff Pat Ivey with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said.
As for the other officers, WJTX crime and safety analyst Gil Smith said 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,” Smith said.
But, as Smith also pointed out, some officers did have another person who was handcuffed.
“If they engage with this officer [Borisade] no one is watching the prisoner,” Smith said.
We must also note that Borisade has been fired but is eligible to ask for his name to be cleared so he can serve as an officer with another agency. However, this isn’t the first time the rookie officer has been charged with a crime.
It’s also being reported that when Borisade was 19-years-old, he pleaded no contest to taking items into a dressing room at a mall, walking out of the dressing room without said items in hand and later trying to leave the store without paying for the items.
It was not immediately clear whether any of the officers who witnessed the latest incident involving Borisade will face discipline.
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