Abbate accused of violating probation

February 26, 2010 3:47:29 PM PST
A former Chicago Police officer convicted of beating a woman in a bar is charged with violating his probation.

Anthony Abbate allegedly failed a drug test, testing positive for opiates.

In June , Abbate was convicted of beating a female bartender and received probation.

Drug testing is one of the conditions of his probation. if a judge finds that Abbate violated it, prosecutors could ask the judge to resentence the former cop to up to five years in prison.