Gag order in videotaped bar beating

May 12, 2008 1:44:40 PM PDT
A gag order has been issued in the case of a Chicago police officer accused of beating a bartender.The judge said the case has already attracted a lot of publicity.

Anthony Abbate was off-duty when he was allegedly captured on videotape beating and kicking a female bartender half his size. Prosecutors say Abbate became violent after she refused to serve him more liquor.

Abbate remains free on bond.