Forum: ‘Code of silence’ exists
December 16, 2012 5:22PM
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.