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Woman sues Illinois PD for smashing her face into a jail cell bench

A woman filed a lawsuit against the Skokie Police Department after she sustained several facial bone injuries when an officer smashed her head into a jail cell bench.

47-year old Cassandra Feuerstein of Chicago was being led out of her jail cell when Officer Michael Hart threw her back inside so forcefully, she slammed face-first into the cement bench, according to NBC Chicago.

Feuerstein claims the assault caused several broken facial bones. A surveillance video captured the incident, which occurred March of this year.

Feuerstein was incarcerated for a DUI charge.

The Skokie Police Department declined to comment on the case.

If you or someone you know has sustained injuries such as broken bones and scarring  from an assault or as a result of other people’s reckless behavior contact our lawyers at Spiros Law, P.C. in Champaign, by calling 217-328-2828 today to pursue legal action.