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Police Discipline Agency Won't Tackle the Tough Cases

Locke Bowman | Posted 04.02.2014 | Chicago
Locke Bowman

The Chicago City Council established the IPRA with expectations that it would help reverse a culture of citizen abuse and officer impunity. As we approach the seventh anniversary of IPRA's creation, it's apparent the agency has flopped.

Emanuel Administration Earns Failing Grade on Police Torture and Code of Silence

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 03.06.2013 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

If 2012 is any measuring stick, it is fair to say that the new mayor is just like the old mayor when it comes to police torture and misconduct, the code of silence, and pinstripe patronage. Can we reasonably expect 2013 to be any different?

Judge Won't Set Aside Verdict In 'Code Of Silence' Case

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 02.19.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A judge on Thursday refused to toss a jury verdict that suggested Chicago police adhere to a code of silence in protecting rogue offic...

City Asks Judge To Erase Landmark 'Code Of Silence' Verdict

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 12.04.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The city of Chicago is asking a judge to erase a landmark verdict that found there exists a code of silence in the police department that l...

Chicago's Top Cop: 'Code Of Silence' Won't Be Tolerated

AP | DON BABWIN and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 11.14.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Just before the beating of a female bartender by an off-duty Chicago police officer persuaded him to end his own career, then-police Superi...

Will City Take Action On Cop Beating Verdict?

AP | DON BABWIN and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 11.14.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Will the city act? That's the question many Chicagoans will be asking Wednesday – a day after the dramatic conclusion of a civil tri...

City Loses 'Code Of Silence' Trial To Beaten Bartender

AP | DON BABWIN and MICHAEL TARM | Posted 01.13.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago police adhere to a code of silence protecting fellow officers, a federal jury ruled Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by a female bar...

Ex-Cop Takes The Stand In Bartender Beating Case

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 10.23.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Allegations of a culture in which Chicago police jump to protect fellow officers accused of wrongdoing are at the heart of a federal civil ...

Ex-Chicago Cop Back In Court In Bartender Beating Case

Posted 10.22.2012 | Chicago

After avoiding jail time for pummeling a petite bartender, former Chicago police officer Anthony Abbate heads to court Monday over a lawsuit that alle...

Police Department's 'Code Of Silence' Challenged

Posted 02.24.2012 | Chicago

A federal judge ruled Thursday that a Chicago bartender brutally beaten by an off-duty police officer can pursue a lawsuit against the police departme...

Anthony Abbate, Ex-cop On Probation For Brutal Attack On Bartender, Fails Drug Test

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The former Chicago police officer convicted of a bar beating seen around the world has been charged with violating his probation by failing a drug tes...

Chicago Police To Finally Face Alcohol Testing After Years Of Incidents

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The terms of a newly ratified five-year contract subject Chicago Police lieutenants and captains to random alcohol testing in general, mandatory drug ...

Anthony Abbate, Cop Who Beat Woman On Tape, Asks For 'Second Chance'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As if he hadn't yet caused enough outrage among Chicagoans, former CPD officer Anthony Abbate went before a judge Wednesday asking for his old job bac...

Cop Anthony Abbate Gets Probation, No Jail, For Beating Female Bartender (WATCH SURVEILLANCE VIDEO)

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — An off-duty Chicago police officer convicted of pummeling a female bartender half his size was sentenced Tuesday to two years probatio...

ANTHONY ABBATE GUILTY: Cop Found Guilty Of Aggravated Battery In Videotaped Bartender Beating (WATCH BEATING)

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- A hulking Chicago police officer who claimed he pummeled a female bartender half his size because he thought he was in danger was foun...

Anthony Abbate Trial: Cop Charged In Bartender Beating Heads To Court (WATCH SURVEILLANCE VIDEO)

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- A hulking Chicago police officer who bragged about the size of his muscles got tossed around "like a rag doll" by a female bartender h...

Anthony Abbate: Cop In Bartender Beating Appears In Court (VIDEO)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago police officer who was allegedly captured on videotape beating a bartender after she refused to serve him is scheduled to return to court ne...