Skokie, IL – Disturbing video evidence has been released of an incident
that left a woman’s face so badly injured that she needed facial
reconstructive surgery. The woman is filing an excessive force lawsuit
against Skokie police after being thrown face-first into a bench inside a
jail cell, followed by alleged false statements to justify the
The incident, all captured on video, shows the petite 110-pound woman
calmly following directions, posing no threat or aggression to her
captors. The footage — subpoenaed by Feuerstein’s lawyer — shows the
woman being asked to leave the cell by police, and after a few brief seconds,
brought back to the cell and shoved by police in at full force.
Feuerstein was launched into the cell by Skokie Police Officer Michael Hart.
Literally using both hands to shove her, the small woman helplessly
sailed into a cement bench… face first. The results were devastating.
He face was shattered.
As a pool of blood began to pool on the floor, officers scrambled to do something. One officer, who Feuerstein described as “kind,” cradled her on the floor as she bled. Her thuggish assailant, Michael Hart, did not seem the least bit remorseful and was described as “totally unapologetic” by the victim.