Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Paid Leave For Intoxicated D.C. Officer Who Crashed His Car Into and Shot At Car Full of Transgendered People

This is what happens when police and other public employees are allowed to form unions. This is a little talked about union secret. Unions aren't for good employees. Good employees don't need unions. Unions mainly create systems to protect bad employees from termination and guarantee they get the same pay and opportunities as the good employees. Police brass previously placed this officer on paid administrative leave for getting in a drunken argument while on duty. He should have been fired then. Also, no one on administrative leave for disciplinary reasons should be paid, unless they are exonerated at a later date.
(Washington Examiner)- 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. His first court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday, and he has been segregated from the other prisoners.

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.

The victims later saw Furr driving his Cadillac and followed him in their car, police said.
Furr got out of his vehicle, pointed the gun at the driver. The sequence of the events that followed is unclear is unclear. Patrol officers nearby said they heard the cars crash and then rapid gunfire. The victims said Furr fired first and then the cars struck. Read more here.


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