Cop in Bartender Beating Case Fired

Abbate pleaded the fifth 75 times

By Susan Ball
|  Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009  |  Updated 12:38 PM CDT
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Weis: Abbate "Tarnished the Star"

Chicago police Supt. Jody Weis says he's pleased that Anthony Abbate has been fired from the police force.

Bartender Beating Caught on Tape

Surveillance video shows the brutal attack of a female bartender at the hands of Chicago police officer Anthony Abbate.
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The Chicago Police Board has ordered the dismissal of a police officer caught on tape beating a female bartender at a Northwest Side bar.

In a unanimous decision by the nine-civilian panel, Anthony Abbate was found guilty of aggravated battery and other charges stemming from a Feb. 19 incident two years ago that injured bartender Karolina Obrycka as well as other patrons.

A surveillance video camera at the bar shows Abbate throwing a female bartender to the floor and punching and kicking her repeatedly while he was intoxicated. 

Abbate was under review for a felony conviction stemming from his court case in early June.

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