Ex-Policeman Faints in Court After Being Denied Bail: Media Reports
Adam Torres will face trial Dec. 14 for shooting of Springfield man.
By CHRIS GAUDET (Patch Staff)
A former Fairfax County policeman fainted in court Wednesday and was taken to a hospital after a judge denied him bail, according to media reports.
Adam Torres, 31, has been charged with murder in the 2013 shooting death of John Geer, 46, during a standoff at his home in Springfield. Torres was in court Wednesday for an arraignment and bond hearing; the judge set the trial date for Dec. 14, according to WJLA-TV Channel 7.
Torres collapsed to the floor, and the courtroom was cleared as a medic treated him, radio station WTOP reported. The hearing resumed after Torres was taken to the hospital.
The Fairfax County Police Department fired Torres on July 31, after the department drew heavy criticism for the length of time it took to investigate the shooting, among other factors. A special grand jury indicted Torres on Monday, and Torres turned himself in Monday evening, according to media reports.