Abbate civil-trial jury resume deliberations


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Originally Posted Online: Nov. 13, 2012, 9:32 am
Last Updated: Nov. 13, 2012, 4:56 pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — Jurors deciding if a code of silence played a role in the beating of a bartender by an off-duty Chicago police officer are deliberating.

Tuesday marks the second day of deliberations in the civil trial stemming from the 2007 beating of a female bartender by off-duty officer Anthony Abbate. The beating was captured on video and later went viral. Jurors started deliberations last Wednesday after closing arguments but did not meet again until Tuesday.

Bartender Karolina Obrycka sued Abbate and the city, alleging a code of silence leads police to ignore or cover up fellow officers' bad behavior. Her lawsuit asserts the code emboldened Abbate to act with impunity in beating her.

Abbate was eventually charged and convicted in 2009 of aggravated battery.














 




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