Cop-shooter Saeed Aquil’s behavior in jail has been ‘satisfactory’

%{[ data-embed-type=”image” data-embed-id=”57150c4589121ca96b960e68″ data-embed-element=”aside” ]}%Saeed Aquil “has had satisfactory behavior” while at the Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron, Missouri, according to Jacqueline LaPine, the spokesperson for the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Aquil pleaded guilty to shooting Patrick Brown and Larry Schoen, two Kansas City, Missouri, police officers, on New Year’s Eve in 1994. Fortunately, the officers survived the attack. Now, Aquil is scheduled for a parole hearing on Wednesday to determine whether he should be released from prison. Jackson County Prosecutor Jim Kanatzar plans to attend, along with Schoen and Brown, to argue against an early release for Aquil.

Aquil was sentenced to 60 years in prison for two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer in the first degree, but because of a loophole in the sentencing guidelines, he is eligible for parole now, after 15 years behind bars. Schoen and Brown believed Aquil would remain locked up until 2037.

The Pitch asked representatives at the Department of Corrections for evidence that Aquil had made efforts to better himself while in prison. But any treatment, education and extracurricular programs attended by inmates aren’t part of the public record, LaPine told us. She did provide a list of 26 minor behavior violations Aquil committed while at the Crossroads Correctional Facility.

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