A Brookfield resident is suing the borough, its police department, an officer and others for allegedly violating her civil rights and using excessive force.

According to the lawsuit, Jennifer Miller was stopped for driving under the influence by Brookfield Police Officer Cody Dean on the evening of Nov. 8, 2023, and taken to the police station.

During the booking process, Dean allegedly pushed Miller to the ground with a “martial arts style throw,” knocking her out. The lawsuit claims Miller was unarmed and not acting aggressively when the shove occurred.

Miller received medical attention after the incident.

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

The lawsuit alleges that Brookfield Township failed to provide its officers with adequate training or supervision on proper arrest procedures and the use of physical force.

According to the documents, Miller suffered significant physical pain, loss of daily functioning, emotional distress and incurred costs, including medical and legal fees.

Miller is seeking $1 million in damages and an order requiring the court to enact appropriate policies to prevent the alleged misconduct.

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

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

Chief Kasiewicz said he would review the reports, records and the lawsuit before commenting further.