Interesting that, although 4 officers saw that the shooting was totally unjustified, the department still protects the policeman who shot the man to death. The police protect their own. Tom Jackman reports in 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 . . . .And I don’t wanna get shot, ’cause I don’t want to die today.”
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…
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