[Ed. – Freeing a psychotic with a history of gun violence? Hard to see where that could go wrong.]
The cab driver accused of shooting an Alexandria Police officer has been granted a conditional release.
Kashif Bashir allegedly shot officer Peter Laboy in 2013. Bashir was charged with malicious wounding of a police officer.
According to the court ruling, Bashir will live in a Prince William County apartment, have three meetings with a mental health team, and he can’t travel 50 miles from his home.
Bashir was declared incompetent for trial twice, and court records stated he was forced to take anti-psychotic medication to allow the court proceeding to continue.
A judge rejected a request from Bashir’s lawyer to stop using the medications during the trial.
In 2013, Bashir pled not guilty by reason of insanity to attempted capital murder and related counts in the shooting of Laboy.
Laboy, a father of four, suffered critical injuries to the head that affected him, but he made a remarkable recovery.
New details from the case emerged in 2013.