UPDATE: Legal Decision on Releasing Officer’s Name in January 16 Herndon Double Shooting/Barricade

This afternoon, Colonel Edwin C. Roessler Jr., Chief of Police, received a copy of a temporary restraining order (020617temporary-restraining-order) regarding the release of the name of a Fairfax County Police Department officer involved in a fatal shooting on January 16, 2017. Late today, the Chief released this statement:

“The risk assessment process has not been finalized.  Since the risk assessment process is not complete, I have not made a decision regarding the name release. This process exists to determine if there is any credible threat against the officer. I will carefully monitor and follow any and all legal decisions in this matter.”

The Chief will appear in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (Alexandria), this Thursday at 1 p.m. for a preliminary injunction hearing regarding the matter.