U.S. Customs and Border Protection settled a lawsuit with a Brownsville woman on Thursday over alleged abuse by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer.

Laura Mireles, a client with the American Civil Liberties Union, will be paid $85,000 after claiming she was viciously taken down by Officer “Riano” at the Brownsville Veterans International Bridge.

The lawsuit filed in 2013 states Mireles, a U.S. citizen, worked at the Brady’s Duty Free store and often crossed back and forth to Matamoros. 

As she was leaving work, Mireles claimed the officer approached her and asked to search her car. She agreed, but when she questioned the officer after he asked to search her purse, Mireles claimed he became angry.

“He pulled her out of the car, jumped on top of her and assaulted her in a severe manner,” said Mireles’s attorney, Gilberto Hinojosa.

The lawsuit said the officer walked up to Mireles, grabbed her, and pushed her face down to the ground causing her jeans to rip. He then allegedly used the weight of his body to forcefully hold her down to handcuff her.

The restraints were so tight that the fire department had to be called to remove them.

“This is a woman who is handicapped, has a congenital disease that prevents her to do much with her arms,” said Hinojosa.

Mireles was never found with any contraband. 

CBS 4 News requested a statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, but did not receive a response by airtime.