Karolina Obrycka

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)

City, Bartender Reach Agreement On Abbate Beating, Ask Judge To Vacate Verdict

The city of Chicago and a female bartender beaten by a Chicago cop five years ago are asking a federal judge to set aside the judgment in the lawsuit stemming from the videotaped bar beating.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2012

Anthony Abbate

Abbate Juror: Panel Weighed Damages Against Ex-Cop, City Carefully

One of the jurors in the Anthony Abbate federal trial is explaining why the panel sided with the bartender the former cop assaulted in an infamous beating captured on surveillance video.

11/14/2012

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

Case Of Ex-Cop Anthony Abbate Now In Hands Of Jury

The potentially landmark civil trial that confronts the sensitive question head-on of whether there’s a code of silence and protection ingrained in Chicago’s police department was turned over to the jury Wednesday.

11/07/2012

Debra Kirby, former head of the Internal Affairs Division of the Chicago Police Department. (CBS File Photo)

Former Internal Affairs Boss Denies Coverup Of 2007 Bar Beating

One of the highest ranking members of the Chicago Police Department took the witness stand Tuesday, and was grilled about her role in an alleged cover-up of the beating of a female bartender at the hands of a drunk Chicago cop in 2007.

10/30/2012

Anthony Abbate

Veteran Cop Can’t Account For Gaps In Abbate Police Report

It was a tough day in court for the first investigator on the scene after a bartender was brutally beaten by a Chicago cop in 2007.

10/24/2012

Anthony Abbate

Ex-Cop Anthony Abbate Denies Trying To Cover Up Bartender Beating

The former Chicago cop caught on video punching and kicking a petite bartender on Tuesday denied asking any of his fellow officers to help cover up the beating.

CBS Chicago–10/23/2012

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

Anthony Abbate

Court Filing: Responding Officers Omitted Details In Abbate Case

Papers filed in federal court in the case of a female bartender whose 2007 beating by an off-duty Chicago Police officer was caught on tape indicate police left some information out of the initial report.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012