Ex-cop in bartender beating wants his job back

January 13, 2010 2:40:42 PM PST
Former Chicago police officer Anthony Abbate wants his old job back. Abbate was fired after being convicted of beating a female bartender in a Northwest Side tavern in 2007. On Tuesday he filed a petition for administrative review in Cook County Circuit Court.

Abbate is requesting a judge review decisions made by the police board of the City of Chicago and others.

Abbate also wants the police board's ruling of termination reversed.