In this May 4, 2012 photo, Debra Kirby, the head of the Chicago Police Department's international relations office, briefs the media about preparations for the NATO Summit in Chicago. O

 

              In this May 4, 2012 photo, Debra Kirby, the head of the Chicago Police Department
In this May 4, 2012 photo, Debra Kirby, the head of the Chicago Police Department's international relations office, briefs the media about preparations for the NATO Summit in Chicago. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, jurors came back with a verdict in the civil trial at federal court in Chicago that stemmed from a notorious 2007 beating of a female bartender Karolina Obrycka by off-duty police officer Anthony Abbate. Kirby, head of the department's internal affairs division at the time of the beating, testified at the trial. Jurors came back with a verdict Tuesday and gave voice to what has been whispered for years: That at least some Chicago police adhere to a code of silence to protect their fellow officers. They also awarded Obrycka $850,000 in damages. (AP Photo/Chicago Sun-Times, Richard A. Chapman) CHICAGO LOCALS OUT, MAGS OUT