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Fairfax deputy county attorney could lose job over handling of Geer case

Fairfax County officials are trying to oust the deputy county attorney who led the legal team advising the county police and Board of Supervisors in the 2013 police shooting death of an unarmed man, according to several people with knowledge of the decision. Read full article >>

Fairfax board votes to increase salaries for county supervisors

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to increase annual salaries for board members to $95,000 — or $5,000 less than what was being considered.The increase, which will take effect in January, comes in a tough budget year for Fairfax, where county officials are working to balance a budget after projecting a revenue gap of nearly $90 million.Read full article >>

Fairfax Republican to hold ‘firehouse’ elections for seven supervisor seats

Fairfax County Republicans will nominate candidates for seven of the county’s 10 supervisor seats through a series of “firehouse canvass” elections, rather than a state-funded primary, a party official said Tuesday.Read full article >>

Fairfax board endorses police commission amid anger over Geer case

The Fairfax County board of supervisors was meeting in closed session Tuesday to weigh potential disciplinary action over what several members see as the mishandling by County Attorney David P. Bobzien and his top deputies of a case involving the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man.Read full article >>

Veteran Fairfax supervisor Gross faces challenger in Democratic primary

Amid community frustration over redevelopment efforts and the need for more schools in Fairfax County’s Mason District, a neighborhood activist announced Tuesday that she will take on longtime County Supervisor Penelope Gross in the June Democratic primary election.Read full article >>

Fairfax County to create commission in wake of Geer shooting controversy

In the midst of an investigation of a police shooting of an unarmed man, Chairman Sharon Bulova of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors plans to announce a new 25-member police commission on Tuesday.Read full article >>

Former Fairfax board chair Hanley appointed to county electoral board

Former Fairfax County board of supervisors chairman Katherine F. Hanley has been appointed to the county’s electoral board, county officials plan to announce Tuesday.Hanley, a Democrat who is also a former Secretary of the Commonwealth...Show More Summary

Finally, some files released in John Geer case

Fairfax County, Va. prosecutor blasts police and county stonewalling on the shooting of a homeowner. Curious that the story, in the national media’s own backyard, still hasn’t gone national [Tom Jackman, Washington Post, earlier] Tags:...Show More Summary

State Dept. counter-terrorism programs chief accused of soliciting sex from a minor online

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The director of counter-terrorism programs for the State Department was arrested on Tuesday night for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor online, the Los Angeles Times reported. Police in Fairfax County, Virginia said 44-year-old Daniel Rosen was arrested in his Washington D.C. home after a...

John Geer Shooting: Officer Adam Torres Displayed ‘Anger Issues’ 5 Months Before Shooting, Report Says

John Geer an unarmed dad of two girls, was killed 17 months ago by Fairfax County, Virginia, police officer Adam Torres. On Friday, a judge ordered the Fairfax cops to make Torres’ internal affairs records public — records that Geer’s...Show More Summary

Records: Unarmed Man Killed By Cops Said "I Don't Want To Die Today"

last monthSports : Deadspin

Officials in Fairfax County, Va., apparently hoped to use the cover of Super Bowl weekend to help them continue to downplay the murder of a citizen by a public servant. Read more...

Police use of force roundup

Fairfax County, Va. finally releases file on police shooting: contradicting fellow officer’s account, three cops say homeowner had hands up when shot [Washington Post, earlier here and here] “11,000 pages of court documents released on a Friday night, almost a year and a half after the shooting” [@markberman] New York Gov. Show More Summary

Unarmed Virginia man shot by cop had his hands in the air, fellow officers told investigators

last monthNews : The Raw Story

An unarmed Virginia man had his hands in the air when he was shot and killed by a Fairfax County police officer in 2013, according to four other police officers who were at the scene, the Washington Post is reporting. John B. Geer, 46, was killed at his Springfield, Va. townhouse in August of...

Virginia Cop Shot Unarmed Man with Hands Up

John B. Geer stood with his hands on top of the storm door of his Springfield townhouse and calmly said to four Fairfax County police officers with guns pointed right at him: "I don't want anybody to get shot... And I don't wanna get...Show More Summary

Nationals' Werth to Serve Five Days in Jail for Reckless Driving

last monthSports / Baseball : Bats

Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth pleaded guilty on Thursday to a reckless driving charge in Fairfax County, Virginia, and will serve five days in jail.

This is your Fairfax County Police Department on forfeiture

“And for those who had cash seized from them — one player had more than $20,000, the regular player said — the police agreed to return 60 percent of the money, and keep 40 percent. … in Virginia state courts the local police agency may...Show More Summary

Money: Districts Projected To Save $2B Thanks To Lower Gas Prices

Wells Fargo's Trace Urdan projects $2 billion in savings for school districts across the country, thanks to lower gas prices and fuel costs. "[Urdan] cited data from two counties, Fairfax, VA and Montgomery, MD, reporting that school buses use an average of 37 gallons per student per school year. Show More Summary

Seven unanswered questions in the Fairfax police shooting death of John Geer

After Fairfax County on Monday decided to release the name of the officer involved in the fatal shooting of John Geer in 2013, and make the new allegation that Geer had threatened police with a gun, there remain a number of crucial unanswered questions in the case. Here are our top seven. You can add […]

Bets And Bullets: A Small-Time Gambler's Death By SWAT

2 months agoSports : Deadspin

It's been nine years since police in Fairfax County, Va. turned small-time bettor Sal Culosi into a bookie and then killed him, but Culosi's death has been forcibly dragged back into the news, and so has all the unaccountable power-drunkenness that led to it. His killers, we've been reminded, struck again. Read more...

Fairfax County Public Schools Stay Open In Snowstorm, Sparking National Outrage And Viral Twitter Hashtag

Fairfax Public Schools stayed open in the snowstorm, prompting nationwide outrage and a viral Twitter hashtag – #closeFCPS. The public school district is located in Fairfax County, Virginia. The story is currently trending worldwide on Twitter, there is no lack of outrage and child safety concerns being voiced on the social media platform. Show More Summary

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