Bartender Karolina Obrycka, right, with attorney Terry Ekl, was the victim of a beating by an off-duty Chicago police officer.
Associated Press/June 23, 2009,
Former Chicago police officer Anthony Abbate was sentenced to two years of probation and anger management classes for beating bartender Karolina Obrycka.
Associated Press/March 11, 2008
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The city of Chicago is asking a judge to erase a landmark verdict that found there exists a code of silence in the police department that leads officers to protect rogue colleagues — a legal move that critics say is calculated to deny others suing over alleged police abuse from citing the decision as a precedent. One aspect that makes the motion unusual is that beating victim Karolina Obrycka joined it