Chicago criticized for trying to vacate verdict


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Posted Online: Dec. 05, 2012, 8:29 am
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CHICAGO (AP) Critics have questioned a request by the city of Chicago for a judge to vacate a landmark verdict that found there's a code of silence among police leading officers to protect rogue colleagues.

The motion comes a month after jurors found in favor of bartender Karolina Obrycka, whose videotaped beating by off-duty officer Anthony Abbate created headlines in 2007.

Chicago-based attorney Flint Taylor says the city wants to erase the finding from the books to stop others from citing it as precedent.

One unusual aspect is that Obrycka joined the motion for a city promise to pay her the $850,000 in damages jurors' awarded her right away.

Taylor says Chicago held a gun to her head, telling her they'd hold her money if she didn't agree.
















 



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