A Maywood man — high on PCP and with a history of resisting arrest — was ordered held without bond Friday after he allegedly punched two Chicago Police officers, including a female cop whose hair he pulled and slammed into the pavement so hard, she lost consciousness, Cook County prosecutors said.
The attack on the officer was highlighted Thursday at City Hall by Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, who told attendees at a city public safety awards ceremony that the officer decided not to shoot her assailant because she was worried about the repercussions the shooting would have on her family and the department.
Despite being Tasered several times, Parta Huff continued to beat the uniformed officer during Wednesday’s attack at Roosevelt and Cicero, Assistant State’s Attorney Jamie Santini said.
The female officer was trying to handcuff Huff after he allegedly crashed his vehicle into a liquor store, walked away and wouldn’t listen to her and her partner’s commands.
Judge Donald Panarese Jr. ordered the 28-year-old Huff — who appeared in court with a black eye that was swollen shut — held without bond for attempted murder and aggravated battery.
“These allegations not only show disrespect to Chicago Police but a disdain for them . . . This conduct will not be tolerated,” the judge said.
Huff, a father of one, told Panarese he had drugs in his system only because he was in the hospital that morning.
“No bond?” Huff then asked.
“No bond,” Panarese replied.
The clerk at Roosevelt Liquors called 911 after Huff drove into the building around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Santini said.
Then, seconds later, a citizen flagged down the officers to alert them to the crash, Santini said.
The officers, who were in a marked squad car, made a U-turn and went toward the scene when they saw Huff acting erratically, Santini said. They told him to stop walking away and come toward them but he ignored them, Santini said.
The female officer eventually went over to Huff and was able to cuff his left wrist. But when she went to his right wrist, he started attacking, Santini said.
Huff first punched the male officer, who ended up deploying his Taser, Santini said. After pulling out the prongs, Huff struggled with the female officer and allegedly knocked her to the ground. Huff ended up on top of the officer and started punching her in the face, Santini said.
Then he continued by grabbing her hair and slamming her head on the concrete, Santini said.
The female officer’s partner intervened and got in between her and Huff. He even deployed his Taser again, but Huff continued with the assault against the female officer, Santini said.
By this time, more officers came to the scene and were able to pull Huff of the female officer by his legs. Still Huff held onto her hair, Santini said.
Huff was Tasered a third time as he struggled with the officers, Santini said. One of the other officers ended up getting burned as a result, Santini said.
The female officer, who was taken to Lutheran General Hospital, suffered a concussion and multiple lacerations and bruises to her face and head, Santini said. She also was treated for a bone chip to the wrist and shoulder and had a neck injury.
Her partner also was taken to the hospital with a concussion and had cuts, bruises, a torn quad and a broken thumb, Santini said.
Huff was taken to Loretto Hospital where he tested positive for PCP.
Huff has a pending DUI case in Maywood, Santini said. He also has a previous weapons conviction and four for resisting arrests following traffic stops.
Huff has completed cosmetology school and currently works as a janitor and at a chocolate factory, an assistant public defender said. He also has another child on the way, the defense attorney said.