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Ill. cop found guilty in videotaped beating

Judge: "If a picture speaks a thousand words, this video speaks a million"

By Kim Janssen
Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — More than 55 times Tuesday night, Judge Thomas Feracotta watched the videotape of former Streamwood cop James Mandarino beating an unarmed, kneeling motorist.

But no matter how hard he looked for evidence that Mandarino was provoked, "I saw none," the judge said Wednesday as he found Mandarino guilty of aggravated battery and official misconduct.

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