Cop in Bartender Beating Case Fired

Abbate pleaded the fifth 75 times

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Sun Times

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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