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Jury selection continues in trial of D.C. officer

Jury selection in the case of a District police officer charged with assaulting and soliciting sex from a transgender woman last year continued Tuesday. Opening statements in the trial will now likely begin Wednesday in D.C. Superior Court.

More than 70 potential jurors were interviewed Tuesday for the panel, which attorneys expect to complete Wednesday morning. Jurors will hear the case of of Kenneth Furr, who was arrested after an August 26 incident.

Furr was charged with nine offenses — including multiple counts of assault and assault with a dangerous weapon — after an incident in which, according to authorities and interviews, he tried to solicit sex from transgender women, leading to a collision between two vehicles and gunfire.

Keith Alexander covers crime, specifically D.C. Superior Court cases for The Washington Post. He has covered dozens of crime stories from Banita Jacks, the Washington woman charged with killing her four daughters, to the murder trial of slain federal intern Chandra Levy.


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