A hulking Chicago police officer who claimed he pummeled a female bartender half his size because he thought he was in danger was found guilty Tuesday of aggravated battery.Justice for one of Chicago's Finest? Maybe.
Judge John Fleming rejected Anthony Abbate's claim that he acted in self defense when he threw, punched and kicked Karolina Obrycka as she tended bar in February 2007 in an attack caught on a tavern security tape. The altercation happened after she refused to serve him more drinks.
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
The claim of self-defense was, shall we say, unconvincing. Chicago officer convicted of battery on bartender