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Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Marisa Tinkler Mendez, who sentenced the 33-year-old said, “This is a case of abuse of authority.”
After the sentencing, Satchell gave her opinion of the judge’s decision.
“I feel like justice was served somewhat. He is serving a little bit of jail time, so I’m thankful for that,” she said.
Satchell’s attorney, Jonathan Jordan also gave a statement.
“A jury and this honorable court have sent a message that it’s not OK for an officer to rip a woman out of her car, and throw her on the ground and Tase her for doing nothing wrong,” said Jordan.
BLACK ENTERPRISE previously reported that there was a video of the incident, which was filmed by a bystander. The footage showed Martel dragging Satchell out of her car and forcing her down on a grass verge by the roadside. In the video clip, it shows Martel used a Taser and stunned the Black woman two times while another police officer held Satchell’s arm as she struggled to free herself. She was four months pregnant at the time and later had a miscarriage.
Martel also filed a false police report regarding what transpired that evening.
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Source: Black Enterprise