Jordy Martel

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Service Record

Agency Miami Gardens Florida Police Department
Rank Officer
Dates of Service October 2018 - June 18, 2020.[1]
Last Known Status Terminated[2]

Incident Reports

2020 Arrest of Safiya Satchell

On January 14, 2020, Martel was working an off-duty security detail at a nightclub when he was asked by management to trespass Satchell for being disorderly.[2]

Martel found Satchell in her car and dragged her from the vehicle when she refused to comply with his instructions. Satchell resisted, including kicking and punching Martel. Martel took Satchell to the ground, kneeled on her neck, and tased her twice.[2]

The incident was captured on a witness's cell phone and Martel's body-worn camera.[1][3]

Satchell was arrested on third-degree felony charges of resisting an officer with violence and battery on a law-enforcement officer. The charges were later dropped by prosecutors.[2]

Department Response

Legal Action

On June 25, 2020, Martel was arrested on four charges of battery and two charges for official misconduct after he allegedly filed two reports on the arrest containing falsehoods.[1]

2020 Improper Procedure

In February 2020, Martel was involved in a crash in his patrol car.

Department Response

Martel was under investigation for a charge of improper procedure following the crash.[1]

2020 Arrest of Miguel McKay

On March 21, 2020, Martel and Officer Javier Castano claimed to see McKay doing "doughnuts" in a gas station parking lot. The officers broke a window on the truck, and beat McKay.[2]

The incident was captured on video.[2]

Department Response

On June 18, 2020, Martel and Castano were fired.[2]

LEO Ratings

Training and Tactics rating: neutral
Protect & Serve rating: bad
Individual Rights rating: bad
Accountability and Integrity rating: bad
Off Duty rating: neutral
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