Murder USA: Fairfax Officer Jason Colley charged with the death of his infant daughter in Maryland; fired immediately by Chief
FREDERICK, MD. – Frederick County States Attorney J. Charles Smith III announced that on August 24, 2018, that Fairfax Police Officer Jason Colley was indicted for the death of his six-month-old infant daughter.
Smith said that Colley was being held on $100,000 bond in the child abuse and death of his child, Harper Colley, the initial injuries which took place on Sept. 19, 2017.
Jason Michael Colley, 38, of 12026 Fingerboard Road, Monrovia, Maryland, turned himself in on Aug. 28, 2018, at the Frederick County Law Enforcement Center after an indictment was signed the day before by a Maryland judge.
Colley is charged with Child Abuse in the First Degree Resulting in Death, Child Abuse in the First Degree Resulting in Severe Physical Injury, and Felony Assault in the First Degree.
The baby died from the injuries sustained in the alleged abuse by her father on October 31, 2017, and the criminal investigation led Maryland State Police investigators to suspect Colley.
On April 20, 2018, the Maryland State Police notified Fairfax Police that Colley was the suspect. Before returning to work for his next shift on April 23, 2018, he was relieved of duty and all of his law enforcement authority and placed on paid administrative leave. Colley has been an officer for 10 years and most recently worked out of the Reston District Station.
On Aug. 28, 2018, Fairfax Police Chief Edwin C. Roessler Jr. stated, “The charges Colley faces are abhorrent. This afternoon I served Colley notice of separation from employment in accordance with Fairfax County Personnel Regulations and the Code of Virginia.”
Per Virginia Code 19.2-11.2, Fairfax Police are prohibited from providing information about juvenile victims. This law went into effect on July 1st of last year. It prohibits Virginia law enforcement agencies from directly or indirectly identifying deceased juvenile victims of a crime.
Court records show that Andrew Vladimir Jezic is the attorney for Colley.