Larry Eugene Jackson http://kut.org en Justice Dept. Declines Request to Review Austin Police Policies http://kut.org/post/justice-dept-declines-request-review-austin-police-policies <p>The Justice Department won’t be taking another look at Austin Police policies.</p><p>City Manager Marc Ott asked the department to review Austin Police procedures <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/apd-detective-shoots-kills-man">following the shooting death</a> of Larry Jackson Jr. by Austin Police Detective Charles Kleinert. Jackson, an African-American, was unarmed.</p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 20:45:06 +0000 Wells Dunbar 8622 at http://kut.org Justice Dept. Declines Request to Review Austin Police Policies Austin Police Chief Acevedo Responds to Latest Police Shooting http://kut.org/post/austin-police-chief-acevedo-responds-latest-police-shooting <p></p><p>Austin Police Chief Art&nbsp;Acevedo&nbsp;said Monday afternoon he welcomes any investigation from the U.S. Department of Justice into the&nbsp;APD’s&nbsp;policies and tactics after last month's fatal officer-involved shooting.</p><p>Last week, Austin City Manger Marc&nbsp;Ott&nbsp;called on the Department of Justice to look at the department's practices involving deadly force.</p><p>Acevedo&nbsp;had been out of town when the shooting&nbsp;occurred&nbsp;after the death of his mother.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 22:53:54 +0000 Kate McGee 8480 at http://kut.org Austin Police Chief Acevedo Responds to Latest Police Shooting Leak Claims Jackson Shooting Accidental; Austin Police Union Calls For Probe http://kut.org/post/leak-claims-jackson-shooting-accidental-austin-police-union-calls-probe <p>The shooting death of Larry Eugene Jackson&nbsp;Jr. has resulted in a call from the&nbsp;Austin Police Association for an independent investigation: Not into the shooting itself, but into who leaked a statement from the officer that killed him saying the death was accidental.</p><p>Jackson <a href="http://www.kutnews.org/post/apd-detective-shoots-kills-man">was killed on July 26</a> after being shot by APD Det. Charles Kleinart. In the days following his death, details about detective Kleinart’s testimony to internal affairs investigators were released to members of the media. Wayne Vincent, president of the Austin Police Association, said the leaks are unacceptable.</p><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 21:25:45 +0000 Hector Perez 8463 at http://kut.org Leak Claims Jackson Shooting Accidental; Austin Police Union Calls For Probe Family of Man Killed by APD Detective Hires Lawyer http://kut.org/post/family-man-killed-apd-detective-hires-lawyer <p>The family of a man shot to death last week by an Austin Police detective has hired a high-profile attorney. The family of 32-year-old Larry Eugene Jackson, Jr. has hired <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamLoewy">Adam Loewy,</a> who has represented three families of men killed by APD officers’ gunfire.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“I’ve handled several of these police shootings and I’m very selective in the cases that I take, and this one strikes me as being very suspicious," Loewy said.</span></p><p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 00:40:41 +0000 Nathan Bernier & Trey Shaar 8440 at http://kut.org Family of Man Killed by APD Detective Hires Lawyer Activists: 'Mistrust Has Deepened' After Latest Austin Police Shooting http://kut.org/post/activists-mistrust-has-deepened-after-latest-austin-police-shooting <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F103298724" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Two local civil rights groups – the Austin Police Accountability Coalition and the&nbsp;<a href="http://peacefulstreets.com/">Peaceful Streets Project&nbsp;</a>– gathered in front of City Hall this morning to protest Friday’s <a href="http://www.kutnews.org/post/apd-detective-shoots-kills-man">fatal officer-involved shooting</a>.</p><p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:08:19 +0000 Natalie Krebs 8432 at http://kut.org Activists: 'Mistrust Has Deepened' After Latest Austin Police Shooting APD Detective Shoots, Kills Man http://kut.org/post/apd-detective-shoots-kills-man <p><strong>Update: </strong>Over the weekend, Austin Police identified the man killed as 32-year-old Larry Eugene Jackson Jr. The Austin Police officer who shot him was Detective Charles Kleinert. Kleinert has been an officer for almost 20 years.</p><p>APD is looking for a witness who might have seen what happened between Jackson and Kleinert.</p><p><strong>Original Story </strong>(July 26, 7:58 p.m.): A man is dead after he was shot by an Austin police detective Friday afternoon near the intersection of 34th&nbsp;Street and Shoal Creek Boulevard. Police describe the man only as African American. Police had not yet established his identity. No officer was injured in the incident. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:09:35 +0000 Nathan Bernier, Trey Shaar & Laura Rice 8421 at http://kut.org APD Detective Shoots, Kills Man