A Florida police officer has been charged with battery and fired for repeatedly striking a handcuffed woman in custody, authorities said.
Officer Akinyemi Borisade, 26, has worked with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for a year, Undersheriff Pat Ivey said. The incident started Wednesday after Borisade arrested a woman at a local bar for trespassing and resisting arrest. Police responded to the scene after the woman, a new employee at the bar, got into an argument with her employer and was asked to leave.
When police arrived to escort her out of the property, she became belligerent, authorities said.
She refused to be handcuffed and tried to kick and bite the officers, CNN affiliate WJXT reported. It said while she was in the patrol car, she continued kicking and had to be restrained. Read more