Scene from footage showing incident involving police officer and Parta Huff in Chicago
Chicago Police Department

Parta Huff, 28, was arrested for attacking a female police officer while allegedly high on PCP. Chicago police say that she should have shot the man, but she chose not to because she feared that the shooting would be controversial, CBS News reports.

Apparently the incident started when a police officer and her partner witnessed a car crash and then they saw Huff flee the scene. They followed him, and when they tried to yell commands at him, he refused to heed their orders.


Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said that Huff "viciously pounded [the female officer's] head into the street." The officer lost consciousness during the incident.

On Friday in court, Huff acknowledged slamming the officer's head into the pavement. According to the Cook County State's Attorney’s Office, he has no bond.

"She looked at me and said she thought she was going to die, and she knew that she should shoot this guy," said Johnson. "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 national news."


The incident was caught on body-camera footage.

Read more at CBS News.