Undersheriff Pat Ivey of the Jacksonville, Florida sheriff’s office held a news conference today explaining the firing and arrest of former police officer Akinyemi Borisade for battery.
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.
Mr. Ivey had the understatement of the year:
The situation could have been handled differently.
The “situation” could have been handled virtually any other way than the way it was handled. Video below.