Protesters demand accountability in Fairfax police shooting of John Geer
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - Several dozen protesters braved below-freezing temperatures to demand accountability in the fatal police shooting of a northern Virginia father of two who witnesses say was unarmed.
The protesters held a peaceful demonstration in front of the Fairfax County Police Department on Thursday. They carried signs that said, "Murder is a crime," and "Who is next?"
They're demanding more answers about why Fairfax County Officer Adam Torres shot 46-year-old John Geer in the doorway of his home in Springfield in August 2013.
Police only released Torres' name this week, 16 months after the shooting. The department said in a statement that Torres fired a single shot after Geer lowered his hands while negotiating with police, and that Geer had guns in his house.
Police declined to comment about the protest.