THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — I’ve been following this story since the incident first occurred. Kenneth Furr, a Washington DC police officer who was convicted of assault last October in a bizarre incident which found him standing on the hood of a car firing though the windshield at the trans occupants of the car, was recently sentenced.
Full background story on the shooting incident here: http://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2012/10/16/update-guilty-verdictdc-cop-who-opened-fire-on-transwomen-while-standing-on-hood-of-car-to-begin-shortly/
D.C. Superior Court Judge Russell Canan sentenced Furr to time served, but he does face a number of probation conditions and is currently out of jail. Furr has apparently been suspended for a while now, and the DC police say there is a process for firing cops with felonies, but didn’t comment further.
My previous comments that he was no longer a DC cop may have been premature. Apparently Furr was just suspended from the force pending a final court decision.
I’m not so sure much justice was served here, but on the other hand no one was killed and we have a convicted cop from an area where trans people have been getting the short end of the justice stick.
A little more information on the sentencing here: D.C. officer in transgender shooting sentenced to time served | WashingtonExaminer.com.
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