According to the Miami Herald, Safiya Satchell was sitting in her Mercedes SUV when she was approached by an off duty police officer who was working as security for a strip club in the immediate proximity of the incident, which occurred on Jan. 14.
Now fired police officer Jordy Yanes Martel, who is Hispanic, was called to the scene by the manager to cite Satchell with trespassing charges so she would not be allowed to reenter the club.
Martel was booked on charges of official misconduct for filing two reports containing false details about his interaction with Satchell, 33.
“As a result of Martel’s actions, Ms. Satchell suffered abrasions to her stomach from the Tasers, bruises and abrasions on her arms and bruises on her legs,” Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle said Thursday afternoon.
“By filing these criminal charges today against former Miami Gardens officer Jordy Yanes Martel, we are saying that these actions are just plain wrong.”