Woman hit by Jacksonville officer describes injuries

Mayra Martinez has fractured wrist, concussion

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A woman seen on surveillance being punched by a Jacksonville police officer outside the Duval County Jail said she has a fractured wrist and concussion.

Mayra Martinez, 31, told News4JAX I-TEAM on Monday she will be seeing a doctor for possible nerve damage in her arm.

Martinez is in talks to hire an attorney.

Officer Akinyemi Borisade, 26, was fired from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office last week after video surfaced of him punching Martinez while she was handcuffed, according to Undersheriff Pat Ivey.

Martinez, a new employee at Scores Bar on the Southside, was arrested at the bar just before 5 p.m. Wednesday, Ivey said. She was charged with trespassing and resisting police.

Martinez texted photos to the I-TEAM, saying one (pictured left) was taken just outside Scores hours before her arrest (pictured right).

According to her police report, Martinez was drunk and belligerent when two officers, including Borisade, showed up at the bar to escort her from the property after she quit on her first day of work. She resisted their efforts to handcuff her and tried to kick and bite the officers, the report said.

She continued to kick and fight in the patrol car and was placed in more restraints, the report said.

While waiting to be booked into the jail, Martinez can be seen on the video kicking Borisade in the leg, and Borisade retaliates by hitting her several times.

Corrections officers who witnessed the incident reported it to their supervisors, and the JSO Integrity Unit investigated it.

The I-TEAM spoke with Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams Monday about the progress of the investigation and about the other officers seen in the video, standing there.

"That is what the investigation will lead to if we find there are things to be disciplined for. Without speaking out of turn and letting the investigation move forward, we have to take those steps initially to make sure we can look at the incident, the totalitarian of all the circumstance and make a good decision there. The investigation has to play out first before anybody gets additional discipline or anything happens. And right now, that investigation is ongoing," Williams said.

State Attorney Angela Corey also told the I-TEAM that she looked at the surveillance tape with JSO before the officer was arrested. She said it will not jeopardize any other case that Borisade was involved in.

"No, quite frankly, he's under a supervisory officer on every one of those cases. So we believe those cases will be just fine as long as there's another officer witness to the case and he is training right now, so he has someone with him every step of the way. So I am not concerned about any jeopardy to any of these officers' cases."

But the officer with Borisade during the Martinez's arrest is experienced, so the I-TEAM asked the sheriff if a supervisor was ever called during the arrest.

"We are still in the process of interviewing those officers, interviewing the suspects that were in the sally port. So we don't have any additional information right now," Williams said. 

This is not Borisade's first brush with the law. In 2008, when he was 19 years old, reports show he took items into a dressing room from a store at the Regency Square Mall and came out without them and tried to leave the store without paying. The report shows he admitted to doing it. He later pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor property crime.

According to JSO's website, officers can't have been convicted of any felony, or misdemeanors involving false statement, perjury or domestic violence.

The I-TEAM tried contacting Borisade, but was unable to reach him. He is not represented by the police union. The I-TEAM has also requested his personnel file and that of the other officer on the scene. 

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