The Chicago Chapter of the National Organization for Women is pleased to report that the Police Review Board has recommended that Anthony Abbate be discharged. While this is not the ideal punishment for a violent felon, we are pleased that the board recognizes that Abbate is not fit to serve in this city. This decision sends the message that Judge John Fleming could not: the abuse of women and girls in Chicago must stop! The police are not above the law!
We wish the best for Karolina Obryka and her family.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Respondent, Police Officer Anthony Abbate, Star No. 18601, as a result of having been found guilty of charges in Police Board Case No. 08 PB 2676, be and hereby is discharged from his position as a police officer with the Department of Police, and from the services of the City of Chicago.
Also, Chicago NOW was present at the final police review board trial… be sure to read our summary here.