- Associated Press - Saturday, December 19, 2015

SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) - The village of Skokie has agreed to pay $875,000 to a Chicago woman who accused a police officer in a lawsuit of using excessive force during her arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence.

The Chicago Tribune reports (https://trib.in/1Yn27P1 ) that court documents show two separate settlements have been reached with Cassandra Feuerstein.

Video of the March 2013 incident showed an officer shoving the woman into a cell so hard that she fell forward and hit her head on a concrete bench.

According to prosecutors, the impact broke a bone in her face and loosened teeth.

Former Skokie police Officer Michael Hart pleaded guilty to official misconduct and was sentenced to two years of probation.

Court records show Feuerstein pleaded guilty to DUI and was sentenced to one year of supervision.


Information from: Chicago Tribune, https://www.chicagotribune.com

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