And a coalition of local law-enforcement officers is speaking out so that Saeed Aquil won't be released, Tony Rizzo reports. The shooting itself happened back in 1994 -- on Dec. 31, in fact. Sgt. Larry Schoen was hit in the leg and hip. Patrick Brown, now a former officer, was hit in the chest and saved by his bullet-resistant vest. They were able to return fire and wound Aquil.
Aquil was sentenced to 60 years, and everybody thought he would have to serve 85 percent of his sentence before parole became possible. Nope. First-degree assault of an LEO wasn't on the 85-percent list until after Aquil was sentenced. Which is why he's eligible now.