ActivistPost.com By Matt Agorist Sun., July 26, 2020
Jacksonville, FL — In 2016, the Free Thought Project reported on the story of Officer Akinyemi Borisade who was caught on multiple videos beating Mayra Martinez — one while she was handcuffed and the other while she was on the ground at a local strip club. At the time, we predicted that the taxpayers of Jacksonville would eventually be held liable.
Now, Martinez has been awarded a $92,000 taxpayer-funded settlement and an apology — hardly enough, considering the utterly horrifying abuse this woman suffered at the hands of police.
After the settlement was reached on Tuesday, Sheriff Mike Williams had this message for Martinez in a deposition video:
“I will take the opportunity to apologize to Ms. Martinez for the way she was treated while going to jail. In my view it was inappropriate, excessive, and again an apology for that to her, and we wish her well.”
Martinez, 31, had a bad first day on the job at the local Scores Bar in Jacksonville. That afternoon, she became intoxicated, quit, and refused to leave, so police were called. When police arrived at the bar around 5 p.m., they arrested Martinez and charged her with trespassing and resisting.
According to the police report, Martinez was drunk and belligerent when two officers showed up to remove her from the property. When police tried to place her in handcuffs, Martinez tried to kick and bite officers, according to the report.
To deal with the unruly woman who was half their size, two officers, one of them Akinyemi Borisade, threw the intoxicated Martinez to the ground. In the video, Borisade is seen dropping fist after fist into the back, head and face of Martinez. He also slams the woman’s face into the concrete repeatedly.
Borisade’s assault could have possibly been spun as appropriate force had he not lost it when bringing Martinez to jail.
Video released by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office shows Martinez attempt to walk over to the officers before Borisade grabs her and slams her into the wall.
After being slammed into the wall by the officer, Borisade proceeded to unleash a fury of fists to the head and face of Martinez after her foot grazed his pant leg.
For nearly 15 minutes, Martinez lay unconscious on the floor as cops did nothing but simply warn their fellow cop that his actions were being recorded.
First vid is outside before arrest. Second vid in “Office”.