Cop Indicted for Murder in Fairfax, Va. #JohnGeer

Cop Indicted for Murder in Fairfax, Va. #JohnGeer


For the first time in the history of Fairfax County, Virginia, a police officer was indicted for murder.

The former Fairfax Police Officer, who was recently fired, Adam Torres, was charged in the murder of John Geer, who was 46.  The killing happened two years ago.   Geer was unarmed as he reportedly stood in a doorway with his hands up at his home.

The Geer shooting floated around in obscurity and was mostly ignored on social media.  But family members and a few in the media kept the story alive. Finally the pressure on various officials prompted an investigation into the shooting that finally led to an indictment yesterday.

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Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, comms strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42, a blog focused on African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke also writes for NBC BLK, The Root, NNPA and is the Managing Editor of Politic365. As part of a diverse career in politics and media, she has served as a congressional staffer for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee, Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and Director of Communications for Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Burke appeared each Monday on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in History from The American University. She was born and raised in New York. Email: Twitter: @LVBurke. IG: @laurenvburke. Periscope: @LVBurke