Case against ex-officer accused of beating woman could be settled next month

Akinyemi Borisade accused of beating Mayra Martinez while she was handcuffed


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The case of former Jacksonville police officer accused of beating a woman who was in handcuffs could come to a resolution next month.

Akinyemi Borisade faces a charge of misdemeanor battery for assaulting Mayra Martinez in June. The Sheriff's Office fired Borisade after cameras captured him repeatedly striking Martinez, who was handcuffed, in the sally port at the jail. Martinez told News4Jax that she suffered a concussion and nerve damage from the beating.

Last month, Borisade waived his right to a speedy trial. During a pre-trial hearing Tuesday, his lawyer to a judge the case could be ready for disposition next month. That could signal that a plea agreement.

Asked if the disposition would take Martinez's feelings into account, the lawyer answered, "Yes."

Another hearing was set for Sept. 14.

Video taken in a parking lot in front of Scores, an adult club on University Boulevard at Philips Highway, shows Martinez's violent arrest. According to the police report, officers were called to the bar to escort Martinez from the property because she was drunk and belligerent after quitting work on her first day.

Martinez was charged with trespassing and resisting arrest, and according to the police report had to be struck several times in the back because she was kicking and biting at the officers.

Borisade later shoved Martinez against a wall in the sally port and after she appeared to try to kick at him, he struck her several times while she was still handcuffed.