Skip to comments.Ex-Fairfax officer who shot and killed unarmed man denied bail, faints in courtroom
Posted on 08/23/2015 11:54:33 AM PDT by Forgotten Amendments
Commonwealths Attorney Raymond F. Morrogh argued against bond, telling a Fairfax County Circuit Court judge that Torres was upset before the shooting and had told supervisors that his wife had cheated on him and traveled to Hawaii with a boyfriend.
On another occasion, Morrogh said Torres had been sent home from work because he was upset and disoriented. Morrogh also said Torres went home sick one day, but supervisors later learned that he was spending time with family.
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Hate to link to the Post, but the Times has so many popup ads that I get nervous.
BTW - If half of this is true, this guy was a walking time bomb.
Here is a story from back in feburary.
In Fairfax, Va., a different, no-less-scary police shooting
If supervisors knew that he was having marital problems the day of the shooting, they are at fault for allowing him to go on duty. If in Fact he told the supervisors before shift, they knew first hand he shouldn’t have been on duty.
Gotta get all that O.T. in — It pay comes retirement BIG TIME.
ROFLMAO. If every policeman with marital problems were not allowed to go on duty, 92 percent of all policemen would be sitting at home every day.
Then maybe they should do a better job of screening applicants. This guy just wasn’t having problems, his wife just left him for another man.Putting a man on the street with a badge and a gun with what just happened to him was not a good decision.
Would the absentee rate for teachers be much different?
I do hope our teacher son remains in wedded bliss forever, like his teacher mother.
Where did you get 92%?
That sounds a lot like that cop in Ohio who got fired for freaking out at the shooting range, then got a job with the Cleveland PD and shot Tamir Rice.
I never see a report on the meds these cops are on. Are they tested after shootings? Is that something the unions prevent?
But only I have my in-laws. And I haven’t shot them.
When do the Crackers riot? I need some free s***.
“Putting a man on the street with a badge and a gun with what just happened to him was not a good decision.”
People handle stress differently.
Suppose one of his kids was heavily into drugs?
Or a parent with Alzheimer’s just moved in with his family.
Can’t keep them all off of the street.
I know people that get stressed out over a patriot’s loss. I kid you not.
You know, of course, that 82% OF statistics are made up.
What a shameful episode for both the police department and the County.
And 65.86597% of those made-up statistics are expressed to a ridiculous precision. :=)
If supervisors knew that he was having marital problems the day of the shooting, they are at fault for allowing him to go on duty.There is no such thing a discipline with cops. And, there are rarely any consequences.
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