A rookie Jacksonville police officer has been fired and arrested in conjunction with a beating that occurred on tape at the Duval County jail April 27. Video of the incident, which can be seen above, allegedly shows rookie police officer Akinyemi Borisade, 26, punching a female arrestee repeatedly after the woman kicked out at him. The officer quickly escalates the violence, punching the woman in the stomach and knocking her to the ground before another officer stops the situation. Several other police officers, a community service officer and a male arrestee look on.
Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office undersheriff Pat Ivey claimed in a conference, seen below that the woman was arrested in connection with a workplace dispute. Borisade was hired March 15, 2016 and was still on probation regarding the incident. As a probationary employee, Borisade did not have civil service protections, according to Ivey, and was terminated immediately after the incident.
Corrections officers notified internal investigators immediately after the incident, leading to Borisade’s arrest. Ivey described Borisade’s previous disciplinary record as “flawless.” Borisade has no path to getting his job back, but will be granted a “name-clearing hearing,” conducted by the Sheriff’s Office on behalf of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, where he can attempt to keep his certification. Ivey dismissed the idea that the two knew each other prior to her arrest.