posted on Oct, 6 2016 @ 07:52 PM
Thursday, October 6, 2016
A Chicago police officer allowed herself to be seriously injured by an assailant who repeatedly smashed her face into the pavement, until she was
unconscious yesterday. She's still in the hospital in serious condition. She allowed this to happen in order to avoid putting herself and the Chicago
police department in the national spotlight, for police brutality.
""Chicago’s top cop said Thursday one of his officers was seriously beaten at an accident scene because the national focus on police shootings has
caused officers to second-guess themselves.
Superintendent Eddie Johnson said the patrol officer told him she did not use her gun to defend herself for fear of a backlash. "She didn’t want
her family or the department to go through the scrutiny the next day on national news," he said.
The injured officer, a 17-year Chicago police veteran, got into a struggle with a man who allegedly was high on PCP after she stopped at a crash scene
in the Austin community on the West Side on Wednesday morning.""
Source-2 (More compact): www.dnainfo.com...
I think police officers send the wrong message to criminals when they refuse to use their weapon. I know it's a fine-line, but like the Chicago
Superintendent says, the police should not "second guess" themselves when facing a potentially violent assailant. Even as a civilian, if a thug is
smashing my face into the pavement, and I have a gun, I'm shooting the guy!
edit on 10/6/2016 by carewemust because: 2nd source added (more browser-friendly)