NBC Chicago, October 14, 2016
Graphic dashcam and bodycam video has been released showing a suburban man–allegedly high on PCP–punching and body-slamming Chicago police officers as they tried to handcuff him earlier this month.
More than three hours of footage of the brutal incident were released Friday by the Chicago Police Department after authorities said a female officer who was beaten unconscious didn’t shoot her attacker because she feared she might face backlash.
The footage begins as two officers attempt to take Parta Huff, of Maywood, into custody after he allegedly crashed his vehicle into a liquor store.
At one point, Huff managed to get out of their grip and the three then disappear from the camera’s view. When they return, Huff is seen falling on top of the female officer, where he continues to fight as other officers surround him.
Prosecutors reportedly claim during that Huff continued punching the officer.
In separate bodycam video released by police, Huff is seen being shot with a stun gun numerous times before he is cuffed and on the ground, his mouth bleeding.
Huff allegedly beat the female officer so hard she lost consciousness. Two other officers were injured while putting him in custody, officials said.
The top Chicago police officer has used the beating as an example of how fallout from police-involved shooting controversies can put officers in danger.
“She knew that she should shoot this guy,” Supt. Eddie Johnson said last week. “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.”