After a discussion with the Police Review Board, I have learned that the first hearing on July 7th will be a meeting between Abbate’s lawyers and the board to discuss a schedule for further hearings. I’m no legal expert, but I believe they discuss evidence and discovery, or something like that. So, there will be no dismissal or suspension decision reached on July 7th.
The hearing is open to the public at 10am. Chicago NOW board members will be in attendance. We’re also planning a rally for the day of the actual dismissal hearing.
30 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60602
For further information on the hearing process, please read Allegations of Misconduct