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Chicago Officer To Be Sentenced For Beating Caught On Video

A veteran Chicago police officer found guilty of using excessive force in the September 2012 beating of a suspect that was captured by surveillance cameras will learn if he will go to prison.

Aldo Brown will appear before U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall today for sentencing.

During his trial in October, prosecutors introduced video showing Brown's confrontation with Jecque Howard. Brown can be seen punching and kicking Howard before seizing his gun.

Howard worked as a clerk in the convenience store where the beating occurred.

A lawyer for Brown contends he shouldn't spend any time in prison, saying he should be commended for a career patrolling an area of the South Shore neighborhood wracked by violence that it's known as Terror Town.

Daniel Herbert says Brown prevents violence from completely overtaking the community.

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