- A veteran Chicago Police officer was convicted Friday of using excessive force in the beating of a South Side convenience store clerk.
Aldo Brown was found guilty of one count of one count of using excessive force and aqcuitted of two counts of filing a false police report.
A federal jury began deliberations Thursday and resumed Friday before reaching a verdict in the trial for the 38-year-old former officer. Brown was indicted in 2014 on federal civil rights and obstruction charges in connection with an incident that occurred in September 2012.
A lot stunk about this case and we know very little about it. The articles says "veteran" cop, then "former" two paragraphs later - had he resigned in the interim? That's always a bad sign. His lawyer has promised an appeal, so we'll see if more comes out in the coming months or years.