- The Washington Times - Monday, December 8, 2014

Mark Wahlberg has petitioned Massachusetts authorities to wipe clean an assault conviction he’s carried for nearly three decades, reportedly so that he can become a Los Angeles reserve police officer.

The “Lone Survivor” actor is asking the Massachusetts Parole Board to expunge a felony assault conviction from 1988, in which he partially blinded a Vietnamese man and knocked another Vietnamese man unconscious during a street attack when he was 16.

Mr. Wahlberg, now 43, said he was a misguided teen and has since grown and matured. He wishes to join a Los Angeles-area police force as a reservist, but he can’t carry a handgun due to his felon status, TMZ reported.

“We’re told Mark has become interested in police work as a result of researching roles for movies, including ‘The Other Guys,’ ‘Max Payne’ and ‘The Departed,’” TMZ reported.

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