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Topic - Kenneth Furr
An off-duty D.C. police officer convicted of assault with a dangerous weapon and solicitation of prostitution will spend three years on probation for an incident that ended with him drunkenly firing a gun into a car full of people.
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A drunken off-duty Metropolitan Police Department officer fired a gun and wounded a person among a group of people — some of whom were transgender — after a confrontation with them early Friday morning, police said.
Transgender rights groups were organizing a rally for Friday night at the site of the shooting to bring attention to the incident and to call for an end to "transphobia in the police department," he said.