No charges in police shooting of off-duty Colorado deputy

May 6, 2019

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A grand jury will not file charges against a Colorado police officer who shot and killed an off-duty sheriff’s deputy following a car chase.

The Weld County grand jury’s report released Monday does not say why Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy Jesse Jenson was chasing another car in rural northern Colorado on Jan. 16, traveling more than 90 miles per hour.

According to the report, LaSalle Police Officer Caroline Persichetti shot Jenson when he exited his car at an intersection and came toward her, ignoring commands to stop.

The report says Persichetti told grand jurors that she could not see Jenson’s left hand and believed he had a gun. Investigators later found he was unarmed.

Grand jurors said in the report that they did not find probable cause of a crime.