Safiya Satchell has been on the receiving end of the same neck move by a police officer which ended the life of George Floyd. Luckily the young woman did not see the same fate. She speaks about her incident in the video below!
A former police officer in Miami was charged on Thursday (June 25) with battery and official misconduct after allegedly tasing a Black woman’s stomach and kneeling on her neck in January.
Jordi Martel, was charged with official misconduct for filing two reports with false details about the incident that took place outside a striptease club on Jan. 14, State Attorney Katherine Rundle told a press conference.
The video of the incident, provided to Reuters by the Miami State Attorney’s Office, showed Martel dragging Safiya Satchell, 33, out of her car and subsequently forcing her down on a grass verge by the roadside. The video clip showed Martel stunned her twice with a Taser, a weapon that delivers an electric shock. Another officer held Satchell’s arm as she struggled to free herself.
Martel and another officer, Jaiver Castano, were fired last week, although Miami Gardens Police Department has not said why they were dismissed, according to the Miami Herald newspaper.
The United States is witnessing widespread protests against racism and police brutality since last month’s death of a Black man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis police custody after a police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.
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