A bar beating caught on tape lands a Chicago police officer behind bars. He is accused of throwing the punches -- brutally attacking the much-smaller bartender -- after she refused to serve him alcohol last month.
Anthony Abbate was clearly behaving badly even before he attacked the 25-year-old bartender. Security video shows the 38-year-old off-duty police officer throwing down the petite woman and beating her repeatedly.
"He came behind the bar and beat a sweet, 5-foot-3, 120 pound woman senseless by throwing her around like she was a sack of potatoes, kicking her, and punching her repeatedly when she was drunk," the victim's attorney Terry Ekl said.
Abbate appeared in court Wednesday to answer what were previously misdemeanor battery charges and are now felony charges, which involve the state's attorney's office.
Friday, March 23, 2007
Chicago Cop Punches Female Bartender Who Wouldn't Serve Him
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