A former Miami police officer was charged with battery and misconduct after he puts his knee on a woman's neck and using a stun gun on her.
Jordy Yanes Martel, turned himself in and was initially held in lieu of $6,000 bail.
The allegations stem from an incident outside a strip club in Miami Gardens, where Safiya Satchell, was unhappy with the service.
A manager asked Martel, who worked security but was still in a police uniform to issue a trespassing warning because she threw a tip at a server on her way out of the club.
Martel ordered Satchell to walk to his patrol vehicle for the warning, but she wanted to drive there because she had taken off her shoes.
The officer told her that she walks or "I'm gonna get you out of the car."
Satchell said her father is a police officer told the officer to "pull me out of the car," and he did. The officer used a leg sweep to put Satchell on the ground, where Martel used an electric stun gun on her twice and placed a knee on her neck.
The victim's friend, Raheam Staats-Fleming, recorded video of the incident, during which he is told by a security guard, "Delete that."
Satchell suffered abrasions and bruises, and was checked out at the scene by paramedics before being booked at a nearby police station. Charges against Satchell were later dropped.
Jonathan Jordan, who represents Satchell, said in a statement,
"It is long overdue for civilian oversight of our cities’ police departments to ensure our officers are not just serving but protecting our community. If you’re an officer that has broken policy or acted under color of law with a belief that Black Lives don’t Matter, you ought to be looking over your shoulder because the chickens have finally come home to roost."
In the arrest affidavit, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Martel lied on his arrest report, had no reason to arrest Satchell, didn't inform her she was being arrested, and used excessive force. He faces four counts of official misconduct and two counts of battery.
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