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Updated: January 18, 2013 6:15AM



It makes me sick that the city of Chicago is trying to persuade a federal judge to set aside a jury verdict that Chicago police engaged in a “code of silence” to protect an officer accused of beating a woman bartender.

So much for the city fighting the police department’s “code of silence.”

Former officer Anthony Abbate was caught on video beating a helpless bartender. Abbate thought he was above the law because he has a badge and gun, and the police department agreed.

And now, it seems, city hall has agreed. What the city is doing is offering the bartender a bribe to keep quiet. Wow.

Michael Soltysiak

Chicago Ridge



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