A judge has temporarily rescinded an order barring Fairfax County police from releasing the name of an officer who fatally shot a man following a standoff at a Herndon home.
A hearing on the issue had been scheduled for Thursday in federal court in Alexandria. But Judge T.S. Ellis III canceled the hearing after police indicated they have no immediate plans to release the officer's name anyway.
The officer sued under a John Doe alias, challenging the department's new policy of releasing an officer's name within 10 days when involved in a fatal shooting unless special circumstances exist.
Last month, the officer fatally shot 32-year-old Mohammad Doudzai after a standoff. Police say Doudzai shot two brothers following an argument and walked out of his home armed with a knife.