Early Wednesday morning, Chicago police officers responded to a car crash on the city’s west side, where they found a violent man apparently under the influence of drugs.
The man viciously attacked one of the officers – a 17-year veteran of the department – smashing her head into the pavement repeatedly until she was left unconscious.
During their encounter with the suspect, all three officers were severely beaten, and all required hospitalization.
But one of the female officers has come forward to say she knew she should have used her weapon to defend herself and her fellow officers, but because the man was black, she chose not to for fear of retribution.
Superintendent Eddie Johnson stated:
She thought she was going to die. 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 national