Chicago officer Aldo Brown sentenced to 2 years for beating caught on video

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CHICAGO — A veteran Chicago police officer has been sentenced to 24 month in prison and one year of supervised release for using excessive force in the September 2012 beating of a suspect.  The incident was captured by surveillance cameras.

Aldo Brown was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall.

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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