Woman hit by officer pleads not guilty to resisting arrest

A Florida woman whose beating by a police officer while she was handcuffed was caught on video has pleaded not guilty to charges including resisting arrest with violence.

Attorney Reid Hart says his 31-year-old client Mayra Martinez also entered not guilty pleas to trespassing, resisting arrest and misdemeanor battery on Tuesday.

Video released by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office showed Officer Akinyemi Borisade striking Martinez, who attempted to kick him as she was being restrained and checked into a jail in April.

Martinez had been arrested at a strip club after police say she refused to leave.

The 26-year-old Borisade, a probationary patrol officer, was fired and arrested on a charge of battery.

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