04/14/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Chicago Cop Gets Probation For Assault After Long History Of Alcohol Problems

A Chicago police officer who had avoided being fired in earlier alcohol-related incidents has been found guilty in a 2008 attack on a couple at a Niles bar and given two years probation, court records show.

Officer Gerald Callahan was found guilty of battery Thursday for punching a 61-year-old Morton Grove man and a 50-year-old Niles woman May 17, 2008 while he was off duty. He was sentenced to two years probation, fined $1,325 and ordered to perform 60 days of Sheriff's Work Alternative Program service, according to Cook County court records.

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