City of Chicago says will pay beaten bartender
December 21, 2012
CHICAGO (AP) - The city of Chicago says it respects the opinion of a federal judge who refused to toss a jury verdict that suggested Chicago police adhere to a code of silence in protecting rogue officers.
The city said in a statement Thursday that it respects that it is the final decision on the issue. The ruling involves the case of Karolina Obrycka, a bartender who was attacked by a drunken off-duty police officer. Obrycka sued the city after the beating and a jury ruled in her favor last month. The city appealed and a federal judge ruled against the city on Thursday.
The city says Chicago police have adopted new procedures to prevent any crimes by law enforcement from going unreported or underreported. City officials say they will pay Obrycka the full $850,000 award.
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