Cassandra Feuerstein sues Skokie after DUI arrest

The village of Skokie is being sued by a Chicago woman who claims she was brutalized by police officers after her DUI arrest last winter.

The Chicago Tribune reports that 47-year-old Cassandra Feuerstein had to undergo facial reconstructive surgery after she was shoved headfirst into a jail cell bench by a police officer who arrested her for DUI.

The woman’s attorney says that the entire incident was caught on the jail’s video surveillance system.

“The video speaks for itself,” attorney Torreya Hamilton said. “She does nothing to justify what this male police officer does.”

The village of Skokie characterizes this as an isolated incident and says that all officers who were present during the time of the incident were interviewed.

“The Village of Skokie is committed to reaching a full resolution in this matter,” village officials said.

The woman pleaded guilty to DUI and is suing the Skokie of an unspecified amount in damages.

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