A video was finally released showing the graphic beating of a Chicago Police Officer by a man high on PCP. The female officer refused to shoot him because she was afraid of the “scrutiny” that she would face by the public. The man has been charged with attempted homicide and aggravated battery to a police officer.
Three officers were on duty in the 15th District when they were called to the scene of an automobile accident. A man, Parta Huff, 28, allegedly high on PCP, had just crashed his vehicle into a business, ABC 7 reported.
The video shows the female officer attempting to cuff the man, but he was resisting arrest. When the female officer realized she was unable to cuff the man, she yelled over to one of the other officer’s demanding him to taser the suspect. After multiple tasers, the man still managed to beat the female officer until she was knocked unconscious.
As of Friday, the injured officer still remains in the hospital after the brutal beating due to injuries to her head. The two officers, who eventually managed to get him down to the ground and cuff him, suffered minor injuries.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told reporters that the female officer refused to shoot the suspect, even though she thought she probably should have, due to the fact that she did not want the department or her family to have to deal with the “scrutiny” on national news.
“This attack went on for several minutes. As I was at the hospital last night visiting with her, she looked at me and said she thought she was going to die and she knew that she should shoot this guy but she chose not to because she didn’t want her family or the department to have to go through the scrutiny the next day on the national news.”
The suspect is being held on charges of aggravated battery to a police officer and attempted homicide. He is unable to post bail. Huff did test positive for PCP, according to WGNTV.
The female officer suffered a concussion, a neck injury, a wrist injury, shoulder bone chips, and pieces of concrete were removed from her face.
While this video clearly shows the female officer had every right to use deadly force against the suspect, she chose not to due to the public outcry that has been making headlines lately.
One recent officer-involved shooting occurred in Charlotte, which caused an uproar. The officer, who used deadly force against the black man, has been accused of racial profiling, allegedly leading to the death of Keith Scott.
This specific case has caused many riots and violent protests. Blue Lives Matter has accused CNN of inciting the violence by making edits to the original video released, making the officers look bad, The Inquisitr reported.
Rumors were flowing that Keith was unarmed when an officer used deadly force against him, but it was later revealed that he did, in fact, have a gun and an ankle holster.
According to Charlotte Observer, Keith’s family is trying to reach an agreement with the city to avoid a trial for his wrongful death.
The family’s attorney, Justin Bamberg, argued that the suspect’s hands were down when the officer shot at him. However, the suspect was later revealed to have had a gun and an ankle holster, which could have potentially caused the officer to use deadly force against Keith Scott.
The audio of the video did reveal an officer demanding him to drop his gun, although it does not clearly show whether he was holding the gun or if it was in his ankle holster.
Funeral services for Keith Scott were held on Friday.
Johnson told reporters that the video of Huff brutally beating the female officer clearly shows how officers put their lives on the lines on a daily basis, and is an example of what can happen when officers are afraid to use their weapons due to public scrutiny.
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