Jordi Martel, 30, 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.
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 video of the incident, filmed by a bystander, 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.
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 nearly for nine minutes.
(Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru; Editing by Simon
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