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Civil rights activist Dorothy Tillman found guilty

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former Chicago alderman and civil rights activist Dorothy Tillman has been found guilty of criminal trespassing at a Montgomery hospital in a dispute over her aunt's medical records.

Municipal Judge Les Hayes found her guilty Thursday, gave her a suspended sentence of 10 days in jail and fined her $350.

Tillman was arrested at Jackson Hospital on March 2 after a confrontation over medical records for Mabel Barker, her 89-year-old aunt, who had been admitted the day before.

Security officers said Tillman became belligerent and used racial slurs when administrators refused to give her the records.She has accused the police of brutality but has not filed charges.

Some of the incident was caught on a surveillance video camera and shown in court. The video has been widely viewed on YouTube.

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