Anyone else remember this one?
Cop in bar fight video gets 2 years probation
By DON BABWIN
Published: Tuesday, June 23, 2009
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CHICAGO - An off-duty Chicago police officer convicted of pummeling a female bartender half his size has been sentenced to two years probation and anger management classes.
Cook County Circuit Judge John Fleming sentenced Anthony Abbate (ah-BAHT'-ee) on Tuesday. He also imposed a home curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and ordered Abbate to perform 130 hours of community service.
Prosecutors had asked for a prison term. But Fleming said he didn't see any aggravating factors to justify that.
Earlier this month Fleming found Abbate guilty of aggravated battery for the February 2007 attack.
The bar's security camera captured a drunken, 250-pound Abbate punching and kicking the 125-pound woman. The footage circulated widely on TV and the Web.
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this woman was one tough cookie - gets back on her feet - get the f out!!