Ex-Officer Released Days After Sentencing for Fatal Shooting of Virginia Man

Adam Torres served more than 10 months

A former police officer in Virginia has been released from jail, days after he was sentenced in the fatal shooting of a man who was holding his hands up.

Fairfax County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman 1st Lt. Maegan Timothy said in an email that Adam Torres, who had been a Fairfax County Police officer, was released Wednesday.

Torres pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter earlier this year in the 2013 shooting death of John Geer of Springfield. The shooting came after a 40-minute standoff with police who had been called to a domestic dispute.

His plea deal required the judge to impose a 12-month sentence. Torres had already served more than 10 months, and inmates typically receive time off their sentence under state rules for calculating time served.

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