Police Abuse

Austin Policeman Who Killed A Man After Chasing Him for Trying to Walk into a Bank Gets Full Retirement Pension


A civil suit and potential criminal action are proceeding against Austin police officer Charles Kleinert for killing Larry Jackson after chasing him and getting in a scuffle with him for no particular reason (he tried to open the door of a bank that was closed due to a robbery, then tried to open it again) back in July.

But the internal police investigation into whether he may have acted inappropriately in shooting Jackson in the back of the neck is over, as Kleinert has retired with a full pension.

My blogging about the sad situation when it happened, under the apt title: "Man Who Austin Police Chased, Shot, Killed Not Suspected of Any Particular Crime But May Have Been Up to No Good."