A rookie sheriff’s deputy in Jacksonville, Florida has been charged with battery and fired from his job after authorities said on Thursday (April 29) he hit a woman in handcuffs.
Video shows 26-year-old Officer Akinyemi Borisade repeatedly striking the handcuffed woman.
“There are ways that this could have been dealt with without striking her,” said Jacksonville Sherirff’s Office Undersheriff Pat Ivey.
“He could have turned her around and held her in a transporting position, that they are trained in back to the location to wait by the door. He could have stood there with her but there was no need to strike her.”
Police say the incident happened after Borisade arrested the woman at a local bar for trespassing and resisting arrest.
The video shows the woman collapsing to the ground after she is struck multiple times.