Psychologist accused giving free passes to potential officers

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A Houston-area psychologist is under investigation after accusations surfaced that she was not giving proper psychological evaluations to law enforcement applicants as mandated by state law.

The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement is investigating the complaint brought against Dr. Carole Busick. On Friday, TCLOE investigators executed a search warrant at Busick's Montrose-area practice.

State Law requires all law enforcement officers to undergo a personality test, psychotherapy test and a face to face evaluation by a certified psychologist.

According to TCOLE, "After weeks of investigation... exams were certified to have been conducted, when in fact they had not been completed or failed to meet professionally recognized standards and law."

"The public puts their trust in law enforcement and we have to be of sound mind and body," said Sgt. Paul Bruce with the Harris County Deputies Organization. "It's disturbing, very disturbing."

According to Harris County financial records, Busick has been paid nearly $700,000 for her services since May 2013. It's not clear how many officers who went for screenings were hired with out the proper state mandated psychological evaluation.

TCOLE issued a letter to Busick about the accusations and stated its licensees would no long accept her evaluations until the investigation is complete.

The Harris County DA Public Integrity unit is working with TCOLE on the investigation.

Busick's husband spoke with Eyewitness News and said his wife did nothing wrong. He said Busick has hired an attorney but refused to provide the attorney's information to Eyewitness News.
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