To the Editor:
On Aug. 29, 2013, then Fairfax County police officer Adam D. Torres, without justification or provocation, shot and killed unarmed John B. Geer. When asked whether it was an accidental shooting, Torres said, “It’s not accidental. I have no doubt about that at all. I don’t feel sorry for shooting that guy at all.” Yet he plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter for fatally shooting the unarmed man.
According to Black’s Law Dictionary, involuntary manslaughter “is a homicide in which there is no intention to kill or do grievous bodily harm.”
It appears Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Raymond R. Morrogh was in error in charging Torres with involuntary manslaughter as the officer emphatically stated “it was not accidental. I have no doubt about that at all.” Morrogh must be called upon to explain this obvious error on his part. The citizens of Fairfax County deserve an explanation from Morrogh.
Nicholas R. Beltrante
Citizens Coalition for police Accountability, Inc.