Former "Sopranos" actor Lillo Brancato was released from prison Tuesday, after serving time for his role in the killing of an off-duty city police officer.
The 37-year-old was released on parole from the Hudson Correctional Facility around 9 a.m.
He served nearly five years of a 10 year sentence.
Brancato was convicted of attempted burglary but was acquitted of murder charges in the 2005 death of off-duty police officer Daniel Enchautegui.
Brancato claimed he and a friend, Steven Armento, went to the officer's neighbor's house looking for drugs.
Enchautegui left his home to investigate and managed to shoot and wound both men, but was killed in the incident.
Armento was convicted of murder and is serving a life sentence.
Police union president Pat Lynch says he believes Brancato should have been held responsible for the officer's murder as well.
He says the union will make sure Brancato is caught if he breaks the law again.