|Agency||Miami Gardens Florida Police Department|
|Dates of Service||October 2018 - June 18, 2020.|
|Last Known Status||Terminated|
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.
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.
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.
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.
2020 Improper Procedure
In February 2020, Martel was involved in a crash in his patrol car.
Martel was under investigation for a charge of improper procedure following the crash.
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.
The incident was captured on video.
On June 18, 2020, Martel and Castano were fired.
- Hatzel Vela, Video shows knee to woman’s neck, other force leading to former Miami Gardens police officer arrest, Local10, 2020-06-25
- Daniel Villarreal, Miami Cop Arrested After Video Shows Him Placing His Knee on a Woman's Neck, Newsweek, 2020-06-25
- The Safiya Satchell and Jordy Martel incident, YouTube