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Three men beaten by Philadelphia police during an arrest caught on videotape have been cleared of all charges in a triple shooting on the same night.

The verdict Wednesday comes after a city jury watched the 10-minute tape of police beating and kicking the three men after a May 2008 police chase.

Defense lawyers believe police thought a fugitive police killer was in the car.

Pete Hopkins Jr. and Dwayne Dyches are being released after spending more than a year in jail on the shooting charges. Co-defendant Brian Hall has been free on bail.

The defendants’ relatives wept and slumped in their seats as the jury read the verdicts.

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