Transcript for Ex-Chicago Police Officer and City Sued Over Bartender Beating
It is a videotape hard to forget a petite female bartender getting beat up by a man twice her size who happened to be off duty Chicago police officer. It to take that went viral became a huge embarrassment for the Chicago Police Department. And while jurors viewed the tape the beating is not what Carolina of -- -- lawsuit against Anthony body in the city is about. The case centers on what happens afterwards the bartender -- -- accuses the city and a body of covering up the -- in an effort to protect one of their own. How we send a dependent on the grounds that -- -- -- participated in -- conspiracy and there was no conspiracy. In his opening statement -- -- attorney Terry apple told jurors the city has a history of inadequately. Investigating their own Apple's quote. We call that the code of silence anti body calls it professional courtesy and -- Within 24 hour period after the beating apple says a body made over 100 phone calls to friends in the members of the police department. The former cop wasn't charged with misdemeanor battery -- over a month later. The civil trial comes five and a half years after the incident took place at Jesse's shortstop and on the city's northwest side. I think it's difficult. For him and I think he's gone through a lot and the implications of what he did that evening have been felt by him and his family and everybody.
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