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Officer Attacks DUI Suspect

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SKOKIE, IL --

An Illinois police officer is caught on camera attacking a drunk driving suspect.

Back in March, the State's Attorney Office says Officer Michael Hart was upset because Cassandra Fuerstein ignored his orders during processing.

You can see in the video, the 19-year-veteran forces the woman into the cell and she hits her head on the metal bench.

Fuerstein suffered facial fractures and had to undergo reconstructive surgery... including getting a titanium plate in her cheek.

Officer Hart's attorney admitted to only seeing this small portion of the jail video, but he is convinced the raw footage will prove his client is innocent.

The officer now faces aggravated battery charges.

The woman in the attack thinks the officer should be treated as anyone else who commits a crime.

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