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Police officer accused of drunkenly shooting at transgendered people

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Father of four, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Officer in transgender shooting had prior alcohol run-ins

    Read more at the Washington Examiner: Officer in transgender shooting had prior alcohol run-ins | Scott McCabe | Local | Washington Examiner

    "The D.C. police officer accused of drunkenly shooting at transgendered people...
    stood on the hood of the victims' vehicle and shouted, "I'm gonna kill all of you."

    There were five people in the other vehicle, police said. One person suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the arm and hand, and two others were hurt in the attack.

    Police said Furr, a 20-year-veteran, blew a 0.15 on an alcohol breath-test machine after the shooting -- nearly twice the legal limit for drivers in D.C.

    He remains held on charges of DWI and assault with a deadly weapon.

    Furr's attorney said he could not comment about the case or Officer Furr, who police say is on paid leave.

    According to charging documents, Furr got into an argument with several transgendered people outside the CVS pharmacy at 400 Massachusetts Avenue at about 4:40 a.m. Friday. He pulled a gun on one of the victims, who then reported the incident to an off-duty D.C. police officer working security at the pharmacy, charging documents said.

    The CVS officer determined that Furr was an "off-duty officer, and therefore no further action was necessary," the charging document said.

    It wasn't the first time Furr has gotten into trouble.

    He was arrested in 2004 for driving while intoxicated and operating while impaired, according to court records. He pleaded no contest and the charges were dropped after he completed a diversion program.

    He was suspended for between 30 and 90 days in that case, according to city records.

    On Christmas Day 1996, Furr and another officer were on duty when they got into a drunken argument with a mother and son. Police brass placed Furr on administrative leave and tried to fire him, but he was reinstated in 1998 after a change in police chiefs."



    So the CVS police officer lets him go and then he attempts to kill 5 people? A 20 year police veteran? This man should not be working as an LEO or handle a firearm.

    .....Unbelievable.
     
  2. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Would these Citizens have been wrong for firing back?

    Would the Police and the Courts have said they had the right to defend themselves?

    20 YEAR VETERAN!!!!!

    Who can we trust? Really.
     
  3. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Nutty4Guns Portland ADHD Superstar

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    And the department put him on paid leave? What a joke! Only, nobody's laughing.
     
  5. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    This has to be a joke. They really cant still be paying this guy while in jail? Right?

    To me he is like a murderer who missed because he was to drunk.

    And o'yeah. He is a LEO!
     
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    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Misterbill Yakima County, Washington New Member

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    Those people are going to get one GIANT tax-payer-funded payday for this fool's actions. D.C. -What a pesthole.
     
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    SPU Southwest Oregon Old Fart

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    So if the shooter did not have a badge, would the sober off-duty LEO have done something different when he sees a drunk man with a gun threatening others? I betcha! I hate how that shield gives some people extra privileges.
     
  9. coastal steelheader

    coastal steelheader Aberdeen Well-Known Member

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    Any chance he'll be convicted of a hate crime?
     
  10. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Not a chance.

    But if you, I or anyone else not holding a tin star had done the same thing, I guarentee that we would be nailed with bullbubblegum 'hate crime' charges.
     
  11. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I am positive that the DA and the Court will do all within their power to help this great example of humanity out.
     
  12. joeroket

    joeroket Everett,Wa. Active Member

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    Anyone see that the breath test was given 4 hours after the shooting? He still blew a .15.
     
  13. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Gee, I can't imagine why they would have waited 4 hours to administer the breath test. Maybe hoping by that time he would be below the legal limit? Nah, that couldn't happen. :rollingeyes:
     
  14. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    I've never trusted governments of any kind, or their agents
     
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    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    If a 20 year veteran "possibly" does stuff like that then I can see you point.
     
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    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Just look back at the last century alone.. communist, dictatorial and capitalist governments together killed at least 150 million people, and that is a conservative estimate
     
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    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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