Thursday, February 14, 2008

Abbate to Plea?

  • A lawyer for police officer Anthony Abbate — videotaped beating up a female bartender — signaled today his client might plead guilty.

    Abbate’s lawyer Peter Hickey requested a “402 conference,” in which prosecutors, defense counsel and a judge discuss a possible plea deal.

Here's what we'll guess at:
  • misdemeanor plea
  • no jail time or minimal (under 180 days?)
  • heavy community service - over 200 hours?
  • resignation as part of the deal
Why? Again, we'll guess that Hickey and his client can see the writing on the wall. This is a heater case, a loser in the hands of a jury and even worse in the Cook County Courts where the Machine holds sway. It's also a loser in front of the Police Board where the mayor calls all the shots and since this is the very case that drove Daley to pick an outsider, J-Fed isn't going to play any games with this one. The civil suit will bankrupt Abbate anyway and the City will be out of it completely as he was off duty and not acting in any official capacity.

Avoiding prison is the only issue here.

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52 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The guy is going to lose everything he owns. Look at the girl in the video, she was laughing and joking around like ten minutes after.

He deserves to lose his job and pension. No doubt with the shame he has brought us.

A lengthy prison sentence is just malicious.

2/13/2008 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous duck, u sucker said...

If plumbing dont work for Tony,
maybe he can start making Spagetti
Westerns. I miss those movies.....

2/13/2008 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you go to the message board that accompanies this article at the tribs web site, there are almost 100 anti police comments. Nice to see what the public thinks of us and how bad this fucking douche bag screwed all the actual hard working good amongst us (sos and Jeff tap doesnt help much either). Fuck him! What a fucking loser... another reason to require college degree to get on this job! Abatte was an Army man (suchoki and finnegan leather necks, Herrera Army), so the military slant goes out the window with this one! Yet to see a college educated (NOT Lewis university) man get jammed.

2/13/2008 11:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks again dickhead

2/13/2008 11:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Riddance to that Drunken POS Abbate. He fucked over all of us on the CPD and our families.
And what about those POS bystanders who didn't have the balls to intercede and stop that drunken POS Abbate from trying to punch the bartender.
Abbate,Finnegan & Burge. The three JO's who set our department back 10 years.

2/14/2008 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As much as I hate the thought of this asshole NOT going to prison, I keep wondering..... What would I have done if Abbate was just the local bar drunk from the "Cheers" crowd who got pissed about not getting the last beer before closing time. Let's say I was working the desk the day after it happened and the bartender had come into the station to make a report. Not a mark or bruise on her and she says he used no object or weapon, just socked her and threw a few kicks at her, mostly which missed.

Everyone I've talked to has said they'd make it a "Battery/Simple, 0460." No broken bones, no disfigurement, no permanent scars or marks.

Of course you would. It doesn't fit the requirements for an Aggravated Battery.

I hate the thought that this cocksucker ever passed the psych or background test. Yet, I'm angered that he was DENIED due process by being charged with something he DID NOT do. Ugly video? Yes. Does he deserve to have the bartenders dad and brothers give him an old-fashioned asswhooping? Certainly. Time in the joint and 23 hours in a cell with a guy named "Faheem?" No way.

Fire him, talk bad about his Mama and make him stick his tongue to a metal pole when it's cold out but remember: the next time someone gets charged with a felony to further someone's political agenda or it's a family member that the news media wants to see railraoded, it might be YOU!

IAD and OPS/IPRA love to chant "offenders have rights, too!" but we apparently don't.

It sickens me to think that I am actually defending this jagff but while we're not above the law we shouldn't be beneath it either.

2/14/2008 02:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Abbate is a goof but he doesn't deserve to go to jail and certaintly doesn't deserve what he has received from this whole drunken episode.

If this was anyone else it would have been an unpublicized simple battery with no lasting reprecussions. This guy is getting crucified for one reason, he is a cop. What a double standard and a crock of shit.

2/14/2008 02:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good riddance !

2/14/2008 04:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't cut the city a break yet.

Was Abbate on duty when he threatened Obrycka and the bar owner with retaliation in his official capacity as a police officer? He needs to do jail time for that alone.

2/14/2008 06:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plea...yes in Branch 29 on 13 Feb 08 there was a case. A plea agreement was tendered. The plea was disregarded and the case went to trial..the complainant kept interrupting the States Attorney AND the Judge. He even shouted while the judge was making his decision.

NOT GUILTY!!

This idiot stated on the blog there wouldn't be anymore laughing (four months ago). Well...I'm LMMFAO!!

2/14/2008 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First off, what he did was inexcusable. It was a black eye on the whole Dept. The man was charged with Felony Agg. Battery. Why? Because he was a Policeman, and he was in a public place upon the public way. Another case where the States Attorney's Office picks and chooses who they charge with Felony Agg. Battery. Did she suffer great bodily harm? No. Did he use a weapon? No. Any simple battery that occurs on a public way can be charged as an Agg. Battery. It is the ASA's who pick and choose who gets charged with that due to political reasons. When is the last time you tried to get Agg. Battery charges approved thinking you had a legitimate chance of getting them, only to be told Misd. Simple Battery? It is a little used subsection in the Agg. Battery statute when an ASA really wants to stick it to someone for political reasons.

2/14/2008 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO TRIAL.....same scenario as Sgt. john "nightstick" herman: guy is a goof, not a criminal, fire and take pension...not prison...but isn't Hickey the same legal eagle that took a bench trial and now herman, thanks to jo jo claps, is going to the JOINT?

2/14/2008 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Sgt. J.H got 25 years for having sex with some crack head whore. Why should this guy walk away with paper. This video was shown around the world. Go overseas and introduce your self to a local P.O. He or she will say Oh Ya I saw that Chicago guy beat up that girl on CNN. Now what do you say. Send his ass to Stateville. At least now he can saw he lives out of the city.

2/14/2008 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I were Abbatte, if they offered me a deal, I would take it and run. Supposedly Herman was offered a deal but he turned it down. Look where he is now.

2/14/2008 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

opened the trib today and abbate has 15 felony indictments against him. not defending the guy, he made a terrible mistake, but 15 indictments for a simple battery. i hope the state's attorney shows such bravo the next time one of us goes down at the hands of a real felon who is trying to avoid going back to the penitentiary for the "fourth of fifth" time.

2/14/2008 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There will be no plea deal without jail time.

2/14/2008 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
if you go to the message board that accompanies this article at the tribs web site, there are almost 100 anti police comments. Nice to see what the public thinks of us and how bad this fucking douche bag screwed all the actual hard working good amongst us (sos and Jeff tap doesnt help much either). Fuck him! What a fucking loser... another reason to require college degree to get on this job! Abatte was an Army man (suchoki and finnegan leather necks, Herrera Army), so the military slant goes out the window with this one! Yet to see a college educated (NOT Lewis university) man get jammed.

2/13/2008 11:32:00 PM

Fuck you! you liberal turd they still have more balls than you. I do not condone their actions but you just slapped every veteran in the face with that comment. Wipe the hair gel off your eyes. Go and enlist get your commission or are you too chicken. You are not a cop you think people actually give a fuck about what is written on the rags most of the stories are against cops. So they lost a loyal base (coppers at court) now the rags are going down the drain. What comes around goes around.Enjoy a nice cup of STFU.
Signed proud to have serve USMC 1/3 3/3

P.S all you liberal pukes should be deported to baghdad where you can make a difference at licking alqaeda nuts.

2/14/2008 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO TRIAL.....same scenario as Sgt. john "nightstick" herman: guy is a goof, not a criminal, fire and take pension...not prison...but isn't Hickey the same legal eagle that took a bench trial and now herman, thanks to jo jo claps, is going to the JOINT?


Claps is a liberal pre maddona who thinks he is gods gift to crook county judicial system so i hear.rememeber that name when it's on the ballot

2/14/2008 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RE: Anonymous said...

". . . Nice to see what the public thinks of us and how bad this fucking douche bag screwed all the actual hard working good amongst us (sos and Jeff tap doesnt help much either). Fuck him! What a fucking loser... another reason to require college degree to get on this job! Abatte was an Army man (suchoki and finnegan leather necks, Herrera Army), so the military slant goes out the window with this one! Yet to see a college educated (NOT Lewis university) man get jammed."

2/13/2008 11:32:00 PM


What an Idiot. Before you open your mouth know wtf you are talking abt. Abbate IS A COLLEGE EDUCATED MAN, he received his BA in ACCOUNTING BEFORE HE JOINED THIS JOB. and Never, repeat NEVER served in the military, so before for you open you mouth or should I say get type happy, know wtf your talking abt.

2/14/2008 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet to see a college educated (NOT Lewis university) man get jammed.

I don't understand the Lewis bashing at all; they are voted a "best midwest college," by the highly acclaimed Princeton Review, as well as one of the best colleges of 08 by US NEWS and World.

The guys from the Jefferson tap incident were all college boys fyi.... some of the biggest buffoons i've ever met on this job hold degrees...

2/14/2008 02:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can me slappin' the shit out of him be part of the deal? He is a pain in our asses! This prick wasn't even working and he's one of the first things to pop up if you google chicago police.

2/14/2008 02:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was Abbate on duty when he threatened Obrycka and the bar owner with retaliation in his official capacity as a police officer?

no...it was his non-police friends who did...

2/14/2008 02:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Abbate is a goof but he doesn't deserve to go to jail and certaintly doesn't deserve what he has received from this whole drunken episode."

Witness intimidation is a crime, no less of a crime when you do it in your official capacity as a police officer. He needs to be somebody's wife in prison.

I hope his prison "hubby" treats him the same way he treated that woman.

He's a fat coward and deserves whatever he gets in the joint.

2/14/2008 02:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

talk about shit. b & a is looking like a 3rd world group of coppers and sgt's.

lawsuits & cr numbers are flying.

2/14/2008 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess this lawyer hickey, learned his lesson when he represented john herman. I still believe the bartender shorted him on his change and that he was going to the cash register, when she hit him first. Why did she wait 3 days to even make a report?Yes, he was wrong, but not jail wrong. Remember, they kept showing only the part of the tape that showed only his ridiculous behaviour.

2/14/2008 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous I Work 99 said...

Abbatte is a miserable, ignorant mutt who makes us all look bad. His crime, had it been committed by anyone else whould probably have been charged as simple battery. But the CCSAO does sometimes use the "agg batt - public way" language in the statute to upgrade. Factors that might lead to the upgrade could be politics (some might say that is what happened to Abbatte), the existence of the video (which makes the case a slam-dunk winner, something the CCSAO likes to have), or the relative size/strength of the victim & offender. If I were going to predict the outcome of a plea I would say less than one year in jail (not prison, IDOC, but jail, CCDOC)combined with probation and community service and, possibly resignation just to avoid the media circus of a police board hearing.

2/14/2008 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Tony "abottle. Tell the world what was glued to your locker in 011. For those of you who don't know him..He was a jag when he was in 011. Got caught by a sgt screwing around and ducking early. Of course the sgt "JT"and him were never close. But, tony abottle blamed everyone but himself for the whole incident. Just like he couldn't stand up after the bar incident and admit he is an alcoholic and dead wrong. Next time I investigate an incident and it fits the criteria of a place of amusement, I am calling felony review legend Dickless o'brien for approval. When he denies it, i will tell the victim and witness's to file a complaint wtih the crook county asa office and call all their reverends to protest at 26th and cal. F*&k the crook county asa.

2/14/2008 05:31:00 PM  
Anonymous retired, way west said...

This thing was made bigger than it is by the shitcago media. None of my neighbors out west heard of or saw the tape of this incident. I also traveled to Central America twice since this incident and nobody I talked to saw or heard of the incident.
Its not as big as you think. And the people that would judge you because of this incident, were never your friends in the first place...........

2/14/2008 05:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Was Abbate on duty when he threatened Obrycka and the bar owner with retaliation in his official capacity as a police officer?

no...it was his non-police friends who did..."
And his "non-police friends" did this COMPLETELY on their own and without any suggestion from him? As the Limeys say, "Now pull the other one."

How exactly were these "friends" of his going to arrest anybody for the drugs they said would be planted? Conspiracy is a crime, and he engaged in one to intimidate witnesses and obstruct justice.

Somebody send that sniveling degenerate the first season of "OZ" on DVD, the same color negligee as Richard Speck's, and a big tub of vaseline. By the time he gets out of prison, he'll have done so much "catching", Congress will hold hearings on HIM.

2/14/2008 06:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to see what the public thinks of us...

**Who cares what they think. Half of them probably live in the burbs anyway!

2/14/2008 06:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

retired, way west said...
This thing was made bigger than it is by the shitcago media. None of my neighbors out west heard of or saw the tape of this incident. I also traveled to Central America twice since this incident and nobody I talked to saw or heard of the incident.
Its not as big as you think. And the people that would judge you because of this incident, were never your friends in the first place...........

2/14/2008 05:51:00 PM

Does "retired way out west" mean you live in a cave? Because the Abbatte tape was seen all over the world, probably over a dozen times.

I think he should rot in jail. Abbatte helped put poor Mike Mette in prison. Say what you will but if the public perception of us to a bunch of rednecks(people in Iowa) was Abbatte that is why MM went to prison.

2/14/2008 07:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ABOTTLE!!
I LOVE IT!

2/14/2008 07:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just cant imagine sitting there and not jumping in to break it up!! anyone else feel that??

2/14/2008 07:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He used family influence to get on the job. He can't hold any other type of job where people would actually pay him money to do something. Then, his disease of alcoholism brought him to 20th District Tact, a position in a do-nothing district that he could handle and still get drunk every night. Then, because he is a lonely, lonely, isolated alcoholic, he acted out in the bar. He probably can't get sober outside of a prison cell, because if he looked at himself and did an honest inventory, like the recovering alcoholics do, he'd kill himself.

2/14/2008 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That chick should get charged with false police reports for exaggerating the whole incident. Illegal alien lottery winner,playing the Chicago jakpot. What absolute Bullshit!!! Abbate is a goof but felony charges are more than unwarranted.

2/14/2008 08:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck Abbatte. Let him rot in jail. He should have been shot by an on duty copper if they caught himin the act. Oh wait, the copper should call for a sgt. with a taser...Oh i forgot the only sgt with a taser is 2 districts away. We'll wait.

2/14/2008 10:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ABBATE BURN IN HELL ASSHOLE!!! You brought us nothing but grief.
signed the REAL POLICE!

2/14/2008 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/14/2008 08:39:00 PM

Really? If he had been kicking the shit out of me and I could have made my way to wherever I had a gun, I would have shot the prick dead. Like Zed.

And I would have walked. And you know it.

2/14/2008 11:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:06pm

The people of Iowa (a jury)didnt put MM in the joint. It was one biased judge w/a california background. His lawyer rolled the dice and lost...........

2/14/2008 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not special anymore are you.

2/14/2008 11:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Father Tomasino said...

Abbate is in the same category as John Herman: retard asshole but not felon.

Everyone knows that the State's Attorney's Office lodged FELONY charges that would never ever never ever never ever never ever (get the point?) be lodged against anyone other than a police officer.

Let him plea to a misdemeanor and go away. He should be fired and live the remainder of his years back in the trailer park that spawned him.

Poor Karolina is still afraid of big guys. Huh? Does that mean guys like Peter North or guys like Andre the Giant (rest his soul)?

The city better not give her a fucking dime! He was not on duty nor was he acting in the capacity of police officer or at the department's direction. Don't give her shit.

Let her get a judgment for battery (assault actually, I didn't see the pussy land a single blow) and then try to collect it for the next several years. Perhaps she can write a book and make some cash. Maybe she could do a spread for Hustler. Who knows.

Anyway, I have to go back to helping some of my people with their immigration problems.

Stay safe,

Father Tomasino.

2/14/2008 11:16:00 PM  
Blogger It's Not All Real said...

Truth is, had there been no video, he'd have taken 30 days on an excessive force beef and kept his job.

I'm not excusing his conduct, and it sucks to be him, but he made his own bed and has to sleep in it.

It was bullshit to charge him with a felony. The qualifying element of the offense was not the harm done to the victim, but that she was in a public place. That means every bar fight is a felony.

He should and will probably plead to a misdemeanor and quit. He'll cash in his pension to pay his bills and if he's lucky, find a half way decent job sometime in the future.

If he doesn't do something about his drinking, watch for him to be a blurb in the newspapers one day in the future "ex-cop charged in bar beating charged with ___________"

2/14/2008 11:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea, like TA going to prison is going to solve all our problems.
Like the whore media and lawyers are going to lay off of us, and everybody's going to hold hands and march to Evanston and dance to flutes in the street.
Like everyone loved us before this thing broke!
Go f*k yourselves........

2/15/2008 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"That chick should get charged with false police reports for exaggerating the whole incident."

Charge the video camera too, genius.

He should do time just for abusing his position to intimidate a witness after the fact.

He'd better start brushing up on his show tunes. His prison "hubby" might want to be sung to sleep.

2/15/2008 06:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...I can't imagine just sitting there and not breaking it up..."

Northsiders.

Any more questions?

2/15/2008 07:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

i just cant imagine sitting there and not jumping in to break it up!! anyone else feel that??

2/14/2008 07:38:00 PM........................I don't know about that.I may have shoved fat Tony out of the way and gave her a few kicks myself.Just to show her how a real man does it.

2/15/2008 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was told by 'Clem, way back when in the academy, "Officers, this is your job to lose".....Simple as that, now back to your regularly scheduled programming.

2/15/2008 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Tricky 1130 said...

Because he was over-served, Tony misunderstood what his drinkin' buddy told him: "Be sure to tip the bartender before you leave". The 70's porn star, feathered hair covering his ears muffled the words, and Tony thought he was told to "tip her over". See? Simple misinterpretation. I'm glad he's been a helper-monkey plumber's apprentice for a while...might ease his transition into having pipe laid into his ass when he goes to the joint.

2/15/2008 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
ABBATE BURN IN HELL ASSHOLE!!! You brought us nothing but grief.
signed the REAL POLICE!

2/14/2008 10:56:00 PM

Dont worry,there are plenty more like him on this Dept,you know that.

2/16/2008 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are in rare form tonight~

2/16/2008 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Dont worry,there are plenty more like him on this Dept,you know that.

2/16/2008 08:37:00 AM"
And they'd better get fitted for their "Richard Speck Signature Collection" negligees, 'cause they're going to be on their knees singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" for their cellmates too...

2/16/2008 06:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Suchocki was not a Marine. Don't ever associate him with them. Momma answers the FOP's phones. His hard hitting brother is a decorated Marine and a Cook County Sheriff. Never ever say he was a Marine.
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if you go to the message board that accompanies this article at the tribs web site, there are almost 100 anti police comments. Nice to see what the public thinks of us and how bad this fucking douche bag screwed all the actual hard working good amongst us (sos and Jeff tap doesnt help much either). Fuck him! What a fucking loser... another reason to require college degree to get on this job! Abatte was an Army man (suchoki and finnegan leather necks, Herrera Army), so the military slant goes out the window with this one! Yet to see a college educated (NOT Lewis university) man get jammed.

2/13/2008 11:32:00 PM

2/16/2008 10:26:00 PM  

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