Jacksonville police officer arrested after hitting handcuffed woman

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in Florida has fired and arrested an officer they say hit a woman who was handcuffed.

Undersheriff Pat Ivey said in a news conference Thursday that authorities arrested 26-year-old probationary patrol officer Akinyemi Borisade on a battery charge.

Footage released by the sheriff’s office shows Borisade striking 31-year-old Mayra Martinez, 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 says Borisade could have handled the situation differently without striking Martinez.

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