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Code Of Silence

Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about the murder of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, an honor student who had performed with her school band at President Barack Obama's inauguration. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Addresses Violence, Says Progress Is Being Made

Mayor Emanuel addressed the escalating number of shootings around the city and says some headway is being made in the war against crime.

07/21/2013

Supt. Garry McCarthy

CPD Asking Local Celebrities To Help End ‘Code Of Silence’ On Crime

Police officials are hoping to use some big names to counteract the “Don’t Snitch” mentality that protects gang members and violent criminals in some neighborhoods.

WBBM Newsradio–01/08/2013

Anthony Abbate

Federal Judge Preserves ‘Code Of Silence’ Verdict

A judge on Thursday refused to toss a jury verdict that suggested Chicago police adhere to a code of silence in protecting rogue officers, citing its “social value” despite claims by the city that the verdict could cost Chicago millions in other litigation.

12/20/2012

Karolina Obrycka discusses a jury's verdict awarding her $850,000 in damages for injuries she suffered when off-duty Chicago police officer Anthony Abbate beat her in 2007. Abbate was also convicted at an earlier criminal trial and was fired from the police department. (Credit: CBS)

Judge Delays Ruling On Request To Vacate ‘Code Of Silence’ Verdict

A judge is delaying a ruling on whether to set aside a federal jury’s verdict that a “code of silence” protected ex-cop Anthony Abbate during an investigation into his beating of bartender Karolina Obrycka in 2007.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2012

Anthony Abbate

Law Professors Ask Judge Not To Toss Jury’s ‘Code Of Silence’ Verdict

Two law professors who have brought police misconduct cases against the city have asked a federal judge to reject Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s effort to set aside a jury’s judgment that a “code of silence” exists in the Chicago Police Department.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2012

Karolina Obrycka discusses a jury's verdict awarding her $850,000 in damages for injuries she suffered when off-duty Chicago police officer Anthony Abbate beat her in 2007. Abbate was also convicted at an earlier criminal trial and was fired from the police department. (Credit: CBS)

Jury Awards $850K To Woman Beaten By Chicago Cop Anthony Abbate

A federal jury has ruled against the city of Chicago and a former Chicago police officer, in a civil trial alleging a code of silence in the Chicago Police Department led to the brutal beating of a female bartender five years ago.

11/13/2012

Anthony Abbate

Bartender: Officer Who Attacked Was Protected By ‘Code Of Silence’

The claim that Chicago Police officers practice a code of silence to protect fellow cops is up in federal court again, this time in connection to the infamous case of former officer Anthony Abbate.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2012