Chicago bartender 'still in shock' after ruling


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Originally Posted Online: Nov. 14, 2012, 8:24 am
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CHICAGO (AP) — A female bartender beaten by a Chicago police officer says she's 'still in shock' that jurors awarded her $850,000 in a civil trial.

Karolina Obrycka made the statement Tuesday at Chicago federal court after jurors ruled in her favor and against the city of Chicago. Obrycka was beaten by off-duty officer Anthony Abbate. A video of the 2007 attack went viral.

Her attorneys argued that city tolerance of a police code of silence emboldened Abbate and created an environment that led to the beating of the woman half his size.

Obrycka says she hopes she can move on with her life now.

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