Deputy accused of road rage linked to psychologist indicted for giving improper evaluations

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A Houston-area psychologist indicted on allegations of not giving proper psychological evaluations to law enforcement applicants is now linked to a reserve deputy accused in a road rage shooting.

Eyewitness News has learned a former reserve deputy charged in a road rage shooting was a patient of a psychologist accused of giving free passes to law officers.

Dr. Carole Busick is charged with three counts of tampering with a government record. Her husband, Donald Busick, has also been charged because he allegedly kept the records.

Dr. Busick had contracts with multiple law enforcement agencies in the Houston area to conduct state-mandated psychological exams for prospective employees. She is accused of certifying mental health examinations when she never really did an exam. The Harris County Sheriff's Office was her biggest customer, having paid her almost $700,000 since 2013, according to county financial records. The total number of evaluations she signed off on is unknown but Eyewitness News has confirmed Kenneth Caplan's was one of them.

Caplan is the now-former reserve deputy with Harris County Precinct 6 Constable's Office charged with aggravated assault by a public servant for a shooting during a road rage incident. It happened in November 2014 along the South Loop. Lori Anabb, 20, said she honked at him because he cut her off and then he pulled up next to her and fired.

"It hit the window and grazed me right here on my left side," Anabb said pointing to the top of her head. "He almost took my life."

Caplan is among potentially hundreds of law enforcement officers in Harris County Busick certified.

According to the Harris County Precinct 1 Constable's Office, it has about 100 officers who used her. Prospective employees pay for their own exams.

"We are going to have them retested to, following TCOLE's advice," said Capt. Carl Shaw.

Shaw said his office will likely incur the cost.

The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) is the state agency advising all agencies to retest officers who were patients of Dr. Busick.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office hasn't said whether it will. Caplan's former agency, Precinct 6, is also debating it.

Anabb believes there's nothing to debate. Busick, she said, put citizens at risk.

"I think if she would have evaluated him like she was supposed to, this would have never happened," said Anabb.

If convicted, Busick could face up to 2 years in prison for each count.
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