Sentencing for ex-SC trooper taped kicking suspect

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 10:43 AM
Last updated 4:51 PM
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COLUMBIA, S.C. - Sentencing has been set for a former South Carolina trooper caught on video kicking a suspect in the head after a highway chase.

Court documents filed Wednesday show John B. Sawyer will be sentenced June 10 in Charleston.

Sawyer was indicted after the state released a May 2006 video that showed him kicking Sergio Caridi in the head several times. Caridi had led officers on a 30-mile chase on Interstate 95 in a dump truck.

The New York man has sued Sawyer for using excessive force and violating his civil rights.

In January, Sawyer pleaded guilty to violating Caridi's civil rights. He faces up to 10 years in prison.

Two other troopers were charged with civil rights violations. One was acquitted, and another is performing community service.

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Lou Cipher
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Lou Cipher 05/13/09 - 11:16 am
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Such bullcrap! Why isn't the

Such bullcrap! Why isn't the criminal sued for civil rights violations when they fight the police?

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colcamp1 05/13/09 - 01:15 pm
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So it is okay for those who

So it is okay for those who are supposed to uphold the law, to break the law?

ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts
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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 05/13/09 - 01:43 pm
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That's the Obama Way!

That's the Obama Way!

justus4
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justus4 05/13/09 - 03:28 pm
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Five yrs is an appropiate
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Five yrs is an appropiate sentence to get "their' attention. These type of prosecutions must take place to offer an deterint to the would-be corrupt cop. That's our system but more prosecutions are in order.

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