Recently in Chicago a 43-year-old woman police officer was dispatched to a car accident. She was attacked by one of the persons involved in the crash, a 28-year-old man reportedly on PCP. The man struck her down, then repeatedly smashed her head on the pavement until she lost consciousness.
Two other officers were injured trying to subdue the attacker.
The assault lasted several minutes because the woman officer, a 17-year veteran, did not shoot in self-defense like she was trained.
Chicago’s Police Superintendent visited the woman officer in the hospital.
She stated she knew she should have shot the attacker because she feared for her life, but she didn’t draw her gun because she didn’t want her family or the department to go through the scrutiny the next day on the national news.
Reporters asked if this was an example of the “Ferguson Effect”.