Chicago Police Guilty of Covering Up Bartender Beating

The Chicago Police Department has been found guilty of covering up the beating of a female bartender by a city police officer, and was criticized for honoring a "code of silence" in which officers cover up for one another's misdeeds. Bartender Karina Obrycka was awarded $850,000 by a federal jury on Tuesday. Obrycka sued the police department and former police officer Anthony Abbate for a 2007 incident in which Abbate jumped behind her bar at Jesse's Shortstop Inn and, when reprimanded by...Full Story
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