Watch shocking footage of female officer being battered by suspect she refused to shoot

Chicago police release video of officer being beaten, as she fears shooting over potential backlash

The police officer (not pictured) did not shoot (Getty)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Chicago police department has released a video of a suspect beating a police officer.

The incident happened after the officer refused to use her weapon over fears of a possible backlash against her and the police department, according to WGN.

Parta Huff crashed his vehicle into a liquor store on October 5. Witnesses claimed Huff was "out of it" and then walked away from the crash.

In the video, the suspect is seen punching the officer several times as well as throwing her to the ground.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said, "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.”

WGN claimed the police officer suffered a neck injury, bone chips to her shoulder and concussion. It is also said pieces of concrete were pulled from her face. She is still recovering.

Huff is being held on charges of aggravated battery to a police officer and attempted murder of a police officer.