Skip to comments.VIDEO: Ill. Cop Hurls Woman Into Jail Cell, Shatters Bones in Her Face
Posted on 10/11/2013 5:21:56 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Cassandra Feuerstein of Chicago was thrown face first by a Skokie officer into a concrete jail cell bench, suffering multiple injuries, her lawyer says. Feuerstein was arrested in March on suspicion of driving under the influence.
A Chicago woman arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence has filed a lawsuit alleging police in Skokie, Ill., violently threw her into a jail cell, shattering several bones in her face.
Cassandra Feuerstein, 47, was arrested March 10 and charged with DUI after police found her sleeping on the side of the road as she sat behind the wheel of her car.
Surveillance video released Wednesday shows a calm Feuerstein being taken out of a jail cell for processing by a male officer.
According to Feuersteins lawyer, Torri Hamilton, seconds after her client asked to call her husband and children, the officer hurled the 110-pound woman back into the cell with such force that she fell and landed face first on a concrete bench.
Bleeding profusely, Feuerstein lies motionless for several seconds before two other officers come to her aid.
"The video speaks for itself," Torri Hamilton, Feuerstein's lawyer, told the Chicago Tribune. "She does nothing to justify what this male police officer does."
Hamilton said Feuerstein filed suit because no disciplinary action was being taken against the officer. While Feuerstein pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, the States Attorney dropped charges made by the officer that she had resisted arrest.
Feuerstein suffered several broken bones in her face, was fitted for a titanium plate in her cheek and required reconstructive surgery as a result of the incident, Hamilton said.
"This can go from 0-60 so quickly, like this man did with someone who's clearly no threat to him is dangerous could be dangerous with that type of power that he has," Hamilton told News 5 Chicago. "She doesn't even know - we don't even know what she's going to need in the future."
At least he went home safe at the end of his shift. /s
Roughing up a woman DUI suspect is much safer than going after actual criminals. Pigs don’t surprise me much anymore.
I guess he’s not big on people charging around drunk with a deadly weapon.
Family member killed by a drunk driver?
In Germany, one DUI and the license is gone, big time lawyer or not.
Bicycle. Mother of five or not.
roughing up a dui is a lot safer than a drunk driver at the wheel of a vehicle
Where is the story about this officer being arrested? Thrown off the force? A big man like that must have huge testicles.
Yes drunk drivers should be held liable for murder when they kill someone but a tyrannical government is far more dangerous.
I don’t blame this officer. He was just in a rush to go shoot her dog.
We have a legal system, and she got punished for what she did. Cops don’t mete out their own punishment.
You’re protecting a violent criminal wearing a badge.
Or, perhaps he’s just a sadistic brute hiding behind a badge.
Why are you so intent on blaming the victim in this case?
If the offending jailer is actually as mentally damaged as you say — that’s no defense for him; it’s actually a compelling reason to remove his badge and gun.
(FWIW, I’m not “anti cop” — I’ve often posted here in defense of LEO’s.)
she was sleeping in her car on the side of the road...she was not driving....
I watched the video. I could not understand the rationale of the violence the officer displayed towards her. She was intoxicated but not really uncooperative.
Lastly, there are cameras all over the place in that jail so you would think the cops would know that they are being watched. Cops would also know the size of the cells, the concrete bench and what would likely happen if you shove a drunk towards a cell wall and bench.
She wasn’t driving. She was parked on the side of the road sleeping it off.
When the time comes, this cop has a bright future helping people get off of the trains. Or maybe he’ll just load them into the showers?
Did he feel threatened? No, I suppose not else he would have shot her as she lay broken on the floor.
Pathetic what Law Enforcement has become.
I hope Barney Fife gets everything he deserves. Including Sued for violating her Civil rights.
This woman had pulled over and was asleep. She was not threatening any bicycle riders. She should have been arrested but punishment should have been left to the judge.
I, too, am all for horrific beatings of people who have not been convicted of a crime, whether they resist, or especially if they are compliant. NO act of physical barbarism is too great against those who are merely accused! Why, we should employ long torture sessions to people accused but not convicted of crimes! Make them walk through the Valley of Pain! Burn their flesh! Throw corrosive chemicals on them! If they have been accused, THEY MUST BE HORRIBLY TORTURED! KILL THEM! *KILL* *THEM*!!!!!1!!
The drunk driver was asleep by the side of the road. She was probably not going to crash into anybody.
...and that’s how they do things in Obama’s Chicago.