CHICAGO - Chicago law enforcement officers, like others throughout the nation, have watched closely over the past several months when police involved in shootings lost their jobs, their livelihood, faced prison sentences and even dealt with death threats.
All that was on the mind of a female Chicago police officer that chose spontaneously to suffer head trauma and hospitalization rather than defend herself with her firearm against a suspect violently resisting arrest.
In the released video, the cops say over and over that the taser they had employed wasn't working.
Chicago police Supt. Eddie Johnson said the officer feared for her life and also feared the community backlash if she were to shoot Huff with her weapon.