Woman sues officer, police department in alleged brutality caught on tape

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This photo supplied by attorney Torreya L. Hamilton shows Cassandra Feuerstein, 47, of Chicago, with injuries she says were caused by Skokie police.

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A Chicago woman has sued the village of Skokie and one of its police officers, alleging she was seriously injured after being shoved headfirst into a jail cell bench after a drunken driving arrest last winter.

Cassandra Feuerstein, 47, said in a federal lawsuit that the incident required facial reconstructive surgery and the insertion of a titanium plate to “replace the bones that had been shattered.”

Part of the alleged incident was recorded on jail video cameras, which Feuerstein’s attorney, Torreya Hamilton, released Wednesday.

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

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