This brings up another point- Have physical mandates for size and you won't have to use a gun most of the time. Hate to monday morning quarterback but the politically correct world of today has watered down the quality of police officers regarding size and physical ability. If a cop is unable to fight until at least backup gets there, they can and will shoot. This officer was fighting for her life, and in a gun fight, because even though the perp was unarmed, he would have had easy access to her gun. She would have been justified but in today's climate it is a sad commentary on how cops are afraid to take action, even to their own detriment. Criminals will continue to attack cops, almost routinely if this GOVERNMENT funded anti-cop atmosphere continues.
Remember one thing. If they are not afraid to attack police officers, they sure as hell won't think twice of attacking you , your friends,and your family.-APN
A Chicago police officer who is hospitalized after she was severely beaten said she was afraid to use her gun because of the scrutiny she would have faced, Supt. Eddie Johnson said.
On Wednesday morning, police responded to a car crash at Roosevelt and Cicero on the city's West Side where officers encountered a man that police allege was violent and under the influence of drugs.
Three officers were hospitalized in the incident. One officer who was severely beaten told Supt. Johnson she was afraid for her life and afraid to use lethal force with all of the attention on the police department's previous actions and fatal incidents.
"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 news," Supt. Johnson said.
A nearby business captured surveillance video of the incident. The owner didn't see the incident firsthand, but saw how the incident unfolded on the surveillance video.
"It is terrible. It is total disregard for law enforcement. They put their lives forward every day for us and to see somebody do this, to pummel the police officer is terrible. It is a terrible thing," business owner Louie Rainone said.
ABC7 reached out to the Fraternal Order of Police but did not get a comment.