A student suing the College of DuPage says campus police officers used excessive force against her. Cell phone video shows the struggle inside a classroom last December.
Jaclyn Pazera says she had been outdoors smoking when an officer told her it wasn’t allowed on campus. Pazera took it as a verbal warning and returned to class.
Two officers followed her and said they were arresting her for trespassing.
“I had two fully grown men on my back pushing me into the ground and he said in the video, ‘If you can talk, you can breathe.’ He picked me up and slammed me into the ground harder,” Pazera said.