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Cop in Bartender Beating Case Fired

Abbate pleaded the fifth 75 times



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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.

    Weis: Abbate "Tarnished the Star"

    [CHI] Weis:  Abbate "Tarnished the Star"
    Chicago police Supt. Jody Weis says he's pleased that Anthony Abbate has been fired from the police force.
    (Published Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009)