Officer Jacai Colson


UPPER MARLBORO, MD. (WUSA9) – No charges were filed against the officer who fatally shot another Prince George’s County officer during an ambush on police headquarters in March, officials announced.

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Prince George’s County police officer Jacai Colson was killed during the  “unprovoked” shootout outside the headquarters. He was fatally struck by friendly fire from Officer Taylor Krauss. Krauss did not realize Colson was an officer because he was not wearing his uniform at the time of the incident.

Two separate investigations were conducted in the case. One investigation focused on Krauss and the other focused on the three brothers involved who allegedly attacked the officers outside the police station. The grand jury spent seven weeks reviewing all of the information in the case.

Prosecutors announced on Friday that the grand jury declined to return an indictment in officer Krauss’ case. Colson’s family was “disappointed” in the decision, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks stated during the press conference.

The brothers — Michael, Malik and Elijah Ford –were named the suspects and all remain on a no bond status. They are being charged with second-degree murder, multiple counts of attempted murder and other related charges.

The case will be continued for the Ford brothers, prosecutors said. Their trial is expected to happen in October.

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