November beating trial for Chicago police officer

CHICAGO Judge John Fleming ruled Wednesday that Anthony Abbate would receive a jury trial on 15 felony counts of aggravated batter, officials misconduct, intimidation, conspiracy and communicating with a witness.

Abbate has pleaded not guilty to the charges stemming from the February 19th, 2007, incident. Surveillance video allegedly shows Abbate punching, kicking and throwing 24-year-old Karolina Obrycka to the floor.

Fleming has issued a gag order in the case. Phone calls seeking comment from Abbate's attorney Peter Hickey were not immediately returned.

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