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Family Of Detective Shot By Fellow Cop Responding To Ambush Reaches $400,000 Settlement

Landover, MD – The family of an undercover detective who was fatally shot by a fellow officer as they both responded to a chaotic ambush outside the Prince George’s County Police headquarters in 2016 announced they settled a wrongful death lawsuit against the county this week.

Attorneys representing the family of Prince George’s County Police Detective Jacai Colson held a press conference on May 11 to discuss the case, WTTG reported.

The $400,000 settlement is the largest amount allowed under state law, according to WJLA.

The lawsuit centered on the assertion that now-former Prince George’s County Police Officer Taylor Krauss showed a “reckless disregard for human life,” when he repeatedly fired his weapon at 28-year-old Det. Colson after a gunman attacked police headquarters on Mar. 13, 2016, The Washington Post previously reported.

The family further alleged that Prince George’s County officials were aware or should have been aware that Officer

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