LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) – The Alexandria police officer that was shot in the head last February, has filed a $10 million lawsuit against the employer of the suspected shooter.
Officer Peter Laboy was performing a routine traffic stop involving an Alexandria Yellow Cab driver on February 27, when he was shot in the head.
The suspected shooter was cab driver, Kashif Bashir, was arrested after a police chase following the shooting.
The lawsuit claims that Alexandria Yellow Cab failed to perform a background screening prior to hiring Bashir and failed to supervise him properly during his four years with the company.
Laboy spent nearly two months in the hospital recuperating from his injuries.
The lawsuit is broken down in two parts; $5 million for negligent hiring and retention and another $5 million for negligent entrustment. The lawsuit also cites “compensation for mental anguish, pain and suffering.”
Bashir has been charged with malicious wounding, attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer and two counts of using a firearm during a felony.