Fairfax County to Hire Civilian Police Auditor

Fairfax County is hiring a civilian auditor to monitor police officers' use of force and police-involved shootings.

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to create the auditor's position.

The Washington Post reported the auditor will be paid at least $98,000 a year and report directly to the Board of Supervisors.

An independent auditor was one of more than 200 recommendations by a task force formed after the fatal shooting of Springfield resident John Geer by a county officer in 2013.

Earlier this year, the officer, Adam Torres, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter after a protracted investigation, where county attorneys were accused of stonewalling.

The county is also considering a requirement for officers to wear body cameras.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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