(CBS) — Two Chicago police officers were commended for not using their guns when apprehending a violent suspect on the West Side Oct. 5.
Graphic police dash-cam video of that incident was released on Friday.
The video shows the male and female officers confronting 28-year-old Parta Huff after his car crashed into a liquor store near Cicero and Roosevelt.
Huff continues to ignores the officer’s commands. Other officers arrive and help subdue the suspect as a crowd gathers and the police end up in a heap with Huff on the ground.
Another officer deployed a Taser on Huff for the third time.
The female officer briefly lost consciousness after her head was slammed to the ground and suffered other injuries. The second officer also suffered a concussion, a broken right thumb and other injuries.
Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said the female officer didn’t shoot Huff because of fears of a public backlash.