Press Release From the City of Gaithersburg on a Grand Jury’s Decision to Not Indict Officers Involved in January 8 Shooting Death of Kwamena Ocran
Per the City of Gaithersburg:
On Thursday, October 7, 2021, after hearing the evidence in an officer-involved shooting that occurred at 14 S. Frederick Avenue in Gaithersburg, Maryland on January 8, 2021, a Montgomery County Grand Jury returned a decision of no indictment. As a result, the four officers involved in the incident will not face criminal charges. The Grand Jury report is being prepared by the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office and will be publicly released by the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office upon its completion.
In accordance with Maryland statutory requirements and Gaithersburg Police Department procedures, an internal investigation is underway to determine if the use of lethal force was in conformance with the policies of the Gaithersburg Police Department. The involved officers will remain on administrative leave until the completion of the internal investigation.
Please direct media inquiries to:
Officer Dan Lane, Public Information Officer, City of Gaithersburg Police Department