A Chicago police officer was hospitalized after a man, who police say was high on PCP, attacked her and now civilians can view the video.
Parta Huff attacked a female officer and beat her before the officer’s partner and another cop ripped him off of her.
“Let her go! Just let her fucking go!” an officer can be heard screaming at Huff.
“He’s got her fucking hair!”
The unnamed officer had been attempting to handcuff the man with her partner when he attacked the two of them. Huff had crashed his car into a liquor store, and the officers were responding to the incident.
The video shows Huff taking the female officer to the ground as her partner tried to pry him off of her.
Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson spoke the next day of the cop’s actions in a ceremony honoring cops and firefighters.
“She looked at me and said she thought she was gonna die,” Johnson said the day after the early October attack. “She knew that she should shoot this guy, but she chose not to because she didn’t want her family or the department to go through the scrutiny the next day on national news.”
After Huff was tasered and the fight was over, a firefighter can be heard joking to the injured officer that a couple of months before the incident she could have shot at Huff.
Huff was charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery.