- Associated Press - Friday, October 14, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida woman beaten by a police officer while she was handcuffed has pleaded guilty to resisting an officer for her role in a dispute with officers before she was detained.

The Florida Times-Union (https://bit.ly/2e0m6j7) reports that 31-year-old Mayra Martinez was sentenced Thursday to a year of probation and 50 hours community service.

Martinez was arrested at a strip club after police say she refused to leave and resisted arrest.

Video later released by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office showed Officer Akinyemi Borisade striking Martinez as she attempted to kick him as she was being restrained and checked into a jail in April.

The 27-year-old Borisade lost his job and pleaded guilty to simple battery, a misdemeanor.

Martinez has said she intends to sue the sheriff’s office over the incident.


Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, https://www.jacksonville.com



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