Police officer beats up pregnant Black woman, using taser on her stomach.
Miami Gardens police officer “Jordy Yanes Martel” has been arrested after video shows him dragging 33-year-old “Safiya Satchell” out of her car before putting his knee on her neck and using a taser inappropriately, while Satchell screams.
He was also charged with official misconduct for filing two reports containing false details about his interaction outside a strip club with Safiya Satchell. The name of the strip club is Tootsies Cabaret. The incident happened early in the morning on January 14th .
The DA has since dropped all charges against Safiya Satchell.
Miami Gardens Police Chief Delma Noel-Pratt said in a statement:
“I terminated the officers because the behavior was egregious and will not be tolerated at the department,”
Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle said:
“As a result of Martel’s actions, Ms. Satchel suffered abrasions to her stomach from the Tasers, bruises and abrasions on her arms and bruises on her legs,” “By filing these criminal charges today against former Miami Gardens officer Jordy Yanes Martel, we are saying that these actions are just plain wrong.”
Officer Martel’s arrest comes exactly one month after the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, that was killed by a white police officer Derek Chauvin, which has sparked waves of protests over police brutality and racial inequality across the world.
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