A Brookfield woman is suing the township, its police department, an officer and others for allegedly violating her civil rights and the use of excessive force.

According to the lawsuit, Jennifer Miller was pulled over for OVI by Brookfield Police Officer Cody Dean on or about the evening of November 8, 2023, and was taken to the police barracks.

During the booking process, Dean allegedly shoved Miller to the ground "in a martial arts style throw," knocking her out. The lawsuit claims Miller was unarmed and not behaving aggressively when the shove occurred.

Miller received medical treatment after the incident.

Her case continued through the legal system and Miller pleaded guilty to having an open container and driving under the influence. She was sentenced to 10 days in jail.

The lawsuit claims Brookfield Township failed to adequately train or supervise its officers regarding proper arrest procedures and the use of physical force.

According to the filing, Miller suffered substantial physical pain, loss of daily function, emotional distress and costs including legal and medical treatment fees.

Miller is seeking $1 million in damages and that the Court direct Brookfield Township to adopt an appropriate policy to prevent the alleged misconduct.

Officer Cody Dean is a defendant in another lawsuit filed by the estate of a man killed by police officers. Dean is one of five officers being sued by the family of Fred Wild, who was shot and killed by police after he allegedly drove a pickup truck toward them.

Brookfield Police Chief Aaron Kasiewicz told 21 News that Officer Dean's is not on leave and remains on active duty.

Chief Kasiewicz said he is reviewing the reports, records and lawsuit before commenting any further.