WBEZ | anthony abbate http://www.wbez.org/tags/anthony-abbate Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Jury deliberations to begin at Abbate civil trial http://www.wbez.org/news/jury-deliberations-begin-abbate-civil-trial-103717 <p><p>Jurors are set to begin deliberating at a potentially landmark federal civil trial focused on whether Chicago police adhere to a code of silence protecting fellow officers accused of wrongdoing.</p><p>They&#39;re expected to withdraw Wednesday to start considering evidence in the case that stems from an off-duty officer&#39;s notorious 2007 beating of a bartender.</p><p>A video of Anthony Abbate attacking Karolina Obrycka went viral and became an embarrassment for police.</p><p>Obrycka sued Abbate and the city for damages.</p><p>In closings Tuesday, plaintiff&#39;s attorney Patrick Provenzale called Abbate &quot;a monster&quot; acting with impunity because of established police culture.</p><p>City attorney Barrett Rubens agreed Abbate was a monster but told jurors he isn&#39;t a &quot;monster that the city created.&quot; And so she says the city isn&#39;t liable for his actions.</p></p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 09:29:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/jury-deliberations-begin-abbate-civil-trial-103717