A rookie Jacksonville cop was arrested and fired after being caught on shocking video beating up a handcuffed strip club employee.
Video shows probationary patrol officer Akinyemi Borisade repeatedly hitting 31-year-old Mayra Martinez on Wednesday at the Duval County jail.
Earlier in the day, Borisade and another officer had to use force to restrain Martinez — an incident that was also recorded.
At the jail, Borisade struck Martinez several times after she had tried to kick him. She then sat slumped next to a garbage can as other officers looked on.
“There are ways that this could have been dealt with without striking her,” Undersheriff Pat Ivey told the Florida Times-Union.
Borisade, 26, was arrested on a battery charge, authorities said Thursday. The cop, hired in March of 2015, also lost his job.
Other officers at the scene were not charged.
“Witnessing a crime does not constitute a crime,” Christian Hancock of the sheriff’s office told the Times-Union. “They would have been questioned about the incident as any other witness to a crime would be. The reporting of this incident was almost instantaneous.”
Earlier Wednesday, 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, according to the Times-Union, 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.
In another revealing video obtained by the Times-Union, Borisade and another officer can be seen hitting and restraining Martinez in the parking lot of the strip club.
Martinez, charged with trespassing and resisting police, was then put in the squad car and taken to the jail, where Borisade was caught on video punching her while she was in handcuffs.