Fired As Chicago Cops — And Collecting City PensionsThirty-two Chicago police officers who were fired from the department or who quit while facing firing since 2004 have been collecting city pension that cost more than $1.2 million a year.
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.
Judge Delays Ruling On Request To Vacate 'Code Of Silence' VerdictA 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.
Law Professors Ask Judge Not To Toss Jury's 'Code Of Silence' VerdictTwo 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.
City, Bartender Reach Agreement On Abbate Beating, Ask Judge To Vacate VerdictThe 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.
Abbate Juror: Panel Weighed Damages Against Ex-Cop, City CarefullyOne 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.
Jury Awards $850K To Woman Beaten By Chicago Cop Anthony AbbateA 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.
Case Of Ex-Cop Anthony Abbate Now In Hands Of JuryThe 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.
Former Internal Affairs Boss Denies Coverup Of 2007 Bar BeatingOne 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.
Veteran Cop Can't Account For Gaps In Abbate Police ReportIt 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.
Ex-Cop Anthony Abbate Denies Trying To Cover Up Bartender BeatingThe 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.
Trial For Ex-Chicago Cop Anthony Abbate Begins A civil trial began Monday in federal court over that infamous beating of a bartender by a drunken off-duty Chicago police officer.