Case delayed for ex-officer accused of John Geer murder

WASHINGTON — The high-profile case where a former Fairfax County police officer fatally shot a man in 2013 has been delayed.

The trial for Adam Torres — the former Fairfax County police officer accused of murdering John Geer as other officers negotiated with Geer at his Springfield home — will now be in April.

The judge granted the defense’s request Tuesday over the prosecution’s objections.

Torres’ trial was supposed to start next month.

Torres was indicted this summer — about two years after the shooting.

He was fired by the police department a few weeks before that.

The case has sparked changes in the Fairfax County Police Department.

WTOP’s Max Smith contributed to this report.

Federal News Network Logo
Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up