WASHINGTON — Two new websites make it easy to share a concern or complaint you might have about the Fairfax County Police Department.
The county has a new civilian review panel made up of nine residents, as well as an independent police auditor. Both can review completed police investigations.
The civilian review panel can look into cases involving accusations of officer misconduct or abuse of authority. The auditor can take a second look at in-custody death and police use-of-force investigations.
At new websites the county has set up for each, you can fill out complaint forms and email them. You can also opt to print out the forms and submit them in person or through the mail.
The independent police auditor and civilian review panel were established following the death of John Geer, who was shot and killed in the doorway of his Springfield home in 2013. County police Officer Adam Torres pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death.
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