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Recent Crime News
Saturday Feb 21 | via The Virginian-Pilot
The Fairfax County prosecutor is resuming his investigation into the Fairfax police department's shooting of John Geer in 2013, obtaining the documents that police refused to give him 15 months ago and preparing to make a decision on whether to charge the officer involved, the prosecutor said Saturday. In his first public comments on the case since transferring it to federal prosecutors in January 2014, Fairfax Commonwealth's Attorney Raymond Morrogh strongly criticized Fairfax County attorneys for what he characterized as obstructing the investigation into the Geer shooting. Comment?
Friday Feb 20 | via The Daily Caller
New documents released by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors show that police officers disagree about what led up to the killing of unarmed 46-year-old Springfield, Va. resident John Geer, and that despite that contradiction, no disciplinary action has been taken against the officer who killed Mr. Geer. Comment?
Thursday Feb 12 | via WTOP-FM Washington
In an ongoing search for answers, Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, sent a letter to Fairfax County police this week, asking about conflicting reports of what happened during a controversial shooting in August 2013. In the letter , obtained by The Washington Post , Grassley demands Fairfax Police Chief Edwin C. Roessler Jr. release information about the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Springfield, Virginia, man, John Geer. Comment?
Monday Feb 9 | via Fairfax Times
Over 17 months ago, an unarmed John Geer standing in the doorway of his Springfield home was gunned down by an unidentified Fairfax County Police officer. Comment?
Friday Feb 6 | via WTOP-FM Washington
The family of a Springfield, Virginia man shot and killed by Fairfax County Police will soon know more about the officer who pulled the trigger. The family of John Geer is suing the police department for wrongful death. Comment?
Friday Feb 6 | via The Washington Post
Fairfax County officials Friday were preparing to seek bids from private consultants who can recommend changes in how information is handled in police-involved shootings, the result of a backlash over the county's long delay in sharing details behind the John B. Geer shooting. County officials will also seek community input on such cases, said Sharon Bulova, the chair of the board of supervisors. Comment?
Friday Feb 6 | via WTOP-FM Washington
It has been more than a year since a Fairfax County police officer shot and killed Springfield, Virginia, resident John Geer, and the man's family is still in a legal battle over his death. Geer was killed in his doorway in August 2013 by county police officer Adam Torres during a standoff. Comment?
Thursday Feb 5 | via The Dispatch
Ten years ago this week, a Virginia man was apparently murdered in his family's uptown Ocean City condominium, but the victim's remains have never been found and the case is still an open investigation. Eduardo Masoller, then 52, of Springfield, Va., was reported missing by his family on Feb. 3, 2005, just three days after he and his crew arrived in Ocean City for a contracting job. Comment?
Monday Feb 2 | via TBD.com
"I don't think anyone's handled this well," attorney Mike Lieberman told ABC 7 News on Monday. "Where is the justice? When is there going to be justice?" Fairfax County released more than 11,000 pages of documents on the shooting Friday night under court order 17 months after the shooting. Comment?
Saturday Jan 31 | via The Raw Story
An unarmed Virginia man had his hands in the air when he was shot and killed by a Fairfax County police officer in 2013 , according to four other police officers who were at the scene, the Washington Post is reporting. John B. Geer, 46, was killed at his Springfield, Va. Comment?
Saturday Jan 31 | via The Washington Post
John B. Geer stood with his hands on top of the storm door of his Springfield, Va., townhouse and calmly said to four Fairfax County police officers with guns pointed at him: "I don't want anybody to get shot But as one officer tried to ease Geer through the standoff, another officer, Adam D. Torres, shot and killed Geer from 17 feet away, telling investigators that he saw Geer move his hands to his waist and thought he might be reaching for a weapon, according to newly released documents from the county. The other three officers, and a lieutenant watching from a distance, said they saw no such thing, the documents show. Comment?
Saturday Jan 31 | via WTOP-FM Washington
It was a local standoff that led to a police-involved shooting. In response, Fairfax County publicly released more than 11,000 pages of documents on Friday night relating to the death of John Geer, a father of two from Springfield, Virginia in August 2013. Comment?
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