Jurors resume deliberations in Anthony Abbate civil-trial - FOX 32 News Chicago

Jurors resume deliberations in Abbate civil-trial

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Jurors resume deliberations Tuesday in the civil lawsuit that claims there's a code of silence in the chicago police department.

Tuesday will be 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 haven't met since.

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.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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