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February 9, 2018 Officer-Involved Shooting Ruled Justified
Following a careful review of the facts and evidence, the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has concluded that the Colorado Springs Police Officer was justified when he fired his weapon on February 9, 2018.
Investigation Involving Ms. Wendy Clark & Mr. Jackie Cole
The Colorado Springs Police Department completed its investigation into various reports of criminal activity involving Mr. Jackie D. Cole. The investigation revolved around allegations of an issue commonly known as ‘squatting’. The specific crimes alleged by the family of Ms. Wendy Clark against Mr. Cole include:
Mr. Cole was responsible for the death of Ms. Clark.
Mr. Cole was operating Ms. Clark’s vehicle without her permission on the day Ms. Clark was admitted to an area hospital.
Mr. Cole was living in Ms. Clark’s residence after her death, without authorization.
Mr. Cole damaged Ms. Clark’s residence, used her credit and debit cards after her death, and stole her vehicle after her death.
An investigation by CSPD determined the following, listed in order of the above allegations:
An autopsy determined Ms. Clark died of natural causes. The police investigation showed no evidence Mr. Cole was responsible for Ms. Clark’s death.
The investigation showed Mr. Cole was operating Ms. Clark’s vehicle with her permission.
The evidence showed Mr. Cole was living with Ms. Clark in her residence prior to her death. Therefore, he had a legal right and standing to be in the residence unless evicted. Eviction is a civil procedure. After Mr. Cole underwent the eviction process, he was lawfully evicted from the home.
The investigation was unable to substantiate these allegations. Therefore, no criminal charges against Mr. Cole will be filed at this time.
CSPD submitted the investigation to the Fourth Judicial District – District Attorney’s Office. After their extensive review, CSPD was just informed no criminal charges will be filed against Mr. Cole. If additional information is provided, that information will be reviewed and further action will be taken, if applicable.
Officer-Involved Shooting 12/2/2017
No Charges in Officer-Involved Shooting