WASHINGTON (WNEW) – The family of John Geer, a man fatally wounded by a Fairfax County police officer, will receive a settlement of nearly $3 million.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors announced Tuesday it reached a settlement of $2.95 million in the wrongful death lawsuit.
Geer was fatally shot on Aug. 29, 2013 by Fairfax County Police Officer Adam Torres after officers responded to a domestic dispute at the home Geer shared with Maura Harrington and their two children.
Fairfax County says its self-insured retention from the insurance fund covers the first $1 million of the settlement, and excess insurance covers the remaining balance.
“I am pleased that a fair settlement has been reached and I hope this may bring some measure of closure to the family of John Geer,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova.
The shooting remains under a police administrative review process and criminal investigation at both the federal and state levels.
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