By Dan Rozek
Former Streamwood cop James Mandarino avoided a prison term for the videotaped beating of an unarmed, non-violent motorist after a Cook County judge cited his previously unblemished police career.
"How could I overlook the 15½ years he's put his life on the line for our community?" Judge Thomas Fecarotta said Tuesday as he rejected a jail sentence for the former officer.
Ex-Ill. officer spared jail time