There have been numerous high-profile instances of police brutality over the last few months, and in some cases, justice is finally being served. One of those cases took place in Miami back in January and involved a pregnant woman by the name of Safiya Satchell, as well as an officer named Jordy Yanes Martel. Martel has actually been fired by the Miami police force and recently, he was charged with battery and official misconduct.

These charges come after footage surfaced of Martel using excessive force on Satchell. In fact, Martel forced his knee on her neck and even allegedly tased her in the stomach, multiple times. This is pretty shocking behavior especially since Satchell is carrying a child.

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“We believe the video reflects that Martel was allegedly the aggressor when he went into Satchell’s car without any evidence that Satchell committed a crime,” Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said. “As a result of Martel’s action, Ms. Satchell suffered abrasions to her stomach from the Taser, bruises and abrasions to the arms and bruises to her legs. By filing these charges today…we are stating that these actions are just plain wrong.”

Martel was fired over a completely different incident that allegedly occurred at a gas station in March. He and another officer are being investigated in that specific case.