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Police Cover-up Found in Bartender Beating

November 14, 2012  | 

Screenshot: POLICE file
Screenshot: POLICE file

Throughout the 2 1/2-week trial, Karolina Obrycka displayed the steely countenance of a woman who would stand up to a man about twice her size.

But Tuesday evening, she couldn't contain a giddy, bubbly smile minutes after a federal jury awarded her $850,000 and found that a widespread code of silence had emboldened off-duty Chicago Police Officer Anthony Abbate to beat her in a notorious attack captured by security cameras.

"Speechless," she told a reporter as she left the courtroom. "I am very happy justice is served. It's finally over."

The eight-woman, three-man jury also found that Abbate took part in a conspiracy to cover up the beating.

Read the full Chicago Tribune story.

Related:

Chicago Police Culture On Trial In Bartender's Beating Case

Drunk is No Excuse for This

VIDEO: Chicago Officer Pummells Female Bartender

Tags: Chicago PD, Police Corruption, Thin Blue Line


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Capt David-Ret LA County @ 11/16/2012 6:00 AM

Anyone do any time over this??

S.S @ 11/16/2012 6:59 AM

Sorry but as soon as this guy put his hands on this bartender he should've been on his own. There's no reason this should've gone down the way it did. If you're one of the other officers that was called to the scene. Then they should've realized that the man was completely at fault, and said to themselves this guy is not worth me losing my job, family, etc.etc. The guy in turn should've been man enough to accept responsibility and not take anyone down with him. He made ALL of US look bad on this one. It's all on tape anyways. The tape says it all.

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