Ex-trooper gets probation in kicking incident

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CHARLESTON, S.C. - A former South Carolina trooper caught on video kicking a suspect in the head after a highway chase has been sentenced to three years probation. He must serve a year and a day of that in a halfway house.

John Sawyer, who tearfully apologized, was sentenced Tuesday by Chief U.S. District Judge David Norton in Charleston.

Sawyer was caught on video kicking Sergio Caridi of New York during the May 2006 incident on Interstate 95.

Law enforcement personnel, a doctor and a minister told Norton the officer on the tape was not the Sawyer they knew.

The year-and-a-day in a halfway house means Sawyer is eligible for good time, meaning he might only have to serve 85 percent of the term.

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corgimom
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corgimom 06/23/09 - 03:41 pm
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I'm pro-police but giving

I'm pro-police but giving that man probation was wrong.

BarstoolDreamer
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BarstoolDreamer 06/23/09 - 03:52 pm
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I know...if he had wanted to

I know...if he had wanted to do less time he should have just beat up Rihanna.

colcamp1
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colcamp1 06/23/09 - 08:00 pm
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Slowly step down from the bar

Slowly step down from the bar stool.

cajunnana2000
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cajunnana2000 06/24/09 - 12:34 am
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Chris Brown had not sworn to

Chris Brown had not sworn to uphold the law and got more time for slapping someone he knew. And he gets nothing so to speak of,just another case of who you are. Thats JUST US.

cajunnana2000
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cajunnana2000 06/24/09 - 12:34 am
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Chris Brown had not sworn to

Chris Brown had not sworn to uphold the law and got more time for slapping someone he knew. And he gets nothing so to speak of,just another case of who you are. Thats JUST US.

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