Chicago police released dramatic video showing a hulking gang member, allegedly high on PCP, attacking an officer a brutal beating that left the cop, who said she didn’t user her gun because she feared public backlash, severely injured.
Parta Huff, 28, allegedly slammed the cop’s head onto concrete pavement over and over again, leaving her with a concussion as well as shoulder, wrist and neck injuries, the Chicago Tribune reported.
The bodycam video, released Friday, showed a other cops repeatedly shocking Huff with Tasers as he continued to ripped out chunks of the attacked officer’s hair.
“Let her go! Just let her f–king go!” an officer attempting to restrain Huff screamed. “He’s got her f–king hair!”
Huff, 28, was charged with attempted murder of a police officer and aggravated battery to a police officer for the Oct. 5 attack.
The officer — who was rushed to a hospital after her partner and other cops pried Huff off of her — told Chicago’s police chief she didn’t shoot her attacker because she feared it would tarnish the force’s reputation.
“She looked at me and said she thought she was gonna die,” Superintendent Eddie Johnson said a day after the 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.”
Police said Huff was high on PCP when he crashed his car in front of a liquor store on Oct. 5. When the officer and her partner arrived, Huff tried to walk away from the scene and ignored their commands, authorities said.
The duo chased after Huff and tried to handcuff him, the newly released video showed.
Huff struggled with the officers, who used a Taser on him. Eventually, Huff and one of the fell to the ground amid the chaos.
That’s when Huff began slamming the cop’s head onto the ground and pulling at her hair, video showed.
“Let her go! Let her go!” the officer’s partner yelled as more back-up officers ran over to help.
Body-cam video from another cop showed a group of officers struggling to restrain Huff as he continued to yank on his victim’s hair.
“Ugh, he’s ripping my…” she groaned before a police radio crackle drowned out her painful pleas for help.
The officers Tased Huff several times before they pried him off of the bleeding cop. They handcuffed him and carried him to a police wagon, as the injured officer explained to another official how she had been attacked.
“Banging my head on the ground. And pounding my face … ripping my hair,” she said.
After Huff had been locked in the police vehicle, one of the officer recounted the struggle to a firefighter, explaining that he had been Tased himself during the chaotic fight to subdue the suspect.
“A couple months ago, you could have shot him,” the firefighter said laughing, according to the video.