Some say that it's consistent with most bar fights, but that a police officer should be held to a higher standard.
The officer, Anthony Abbate, may also lose his job. He was given two years probation and restricted from leaving his home from 8pm to 6am along with 130 hours of community service.
There are also allegations that some Chicago police officers attempted to prevent charges from being filed against the off-duty officer.
What is appropriate justice and resolution for this type of situation?