MPD Officer Charged in Shooting Trans Women Ordered Held Without Bond

Yesterday, the court found probable cause that Officer Furr, the 20-year MPD veteran who was recently charged in a violent incident involving several trans women, committed assault with a dangerous weapon. He was also found to be a danger to society and ordered to be held without bond pending trial. The defense attempted to claim that Furr was acting in self-defense, as he was a police officer who felt threatened, but the judge dismissed that argument because Furr didn’t testify himself. The grand jury investigation has already begun, and another hearing is scheduled for early October. We will be watching this case closely. Thanks to everyone who has shown support and concern!

More on the story at NBC News and WAMU (including interviews with DCTC members).

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