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A Cook County judge today found Chicago Police officer Anthony Abbate guilty of aggravated battery for his 2007 attack on a female bartender, saying that even if the woman pushed and shoved Abbate to get him to leave a restricted area, "that did not justify his actions afterward, which were completely out of proportion."
Abbate, who is listed at 6 foot 1 inches tall and admitted he may have weighed more than 250 pounds at the time of the incident, said he was drunk at the time and felt threatened by Obrycka, who is 5 foot 3 inches tall and weighs 125 pounds.
Earlier in the day, Judge John J. Fleming, presiding over the bench trial, acquitted Abbate of two lesser charges of official misconduct.
Originally posted by eightonefive
Well, I guess the only thing to say is, :
welcome to Obamaland!!!!!!!!!!!!
Originally posted by Atheiet
That is so sad. Does anyone know if the bartender is okay?
Originally posted by lee anoma
If it's a place where the guilty woman-beating officers of the law are punished for their cowardly crimes then cool I'll live there.