I agree with a lot of what you said, Khager. I live 10 minutes from the area that this incident happened, so I've been paying close attention to this story from the very beginning. I've been surprised by a few things since the beginning. That this case was independently looked into and then prosecuted surprised me first. That the officer was found guilty, took me by surprise also. Now that he has been found guilty, from the little I know, I don't think he can get off with 'just probation'. There is a gun specification attached to this felony crime and I believe that a minimum 3 year sentence goes along with that... although I'm not sure on procedures and I'm hoping that he cannot get "shock probation", or "judicial release". I'm keeping my fingers crossed and hoping that I'm surprised once again and that the maximum sentence (11 years) is handed down, but I'm not holding my breath. I honestly do not take pleasure in whatever punishment this convicted ex-officer gets... but for there to be justice and as a preventative note to others in authority, I think the maximum is warranted. In my opinion, this ex-officer was a hot-head and had no business in law enforcement.