In Depth Coverage
Larry Jackson, Jr. Police Shooting
July 26, 2013
In the course of a Central Austin bank robbery investigation, Larry Eugene Jackson Jr. attracts the suspicion of Detective Charles Kleinert who tries to question Jackson who runs off. Kleinert catches up to Jackson and after a short struggle shoots and kills him.
July 29, 2013
After days of angry protests, APD breaks its silence and reveals Jackson had nothing to do with the bank robbery, was unarmed, and was shot in the back of the neck.
July 31, 2013
Jackson's family hires attorney Adam Loewy in preparation for a lawsuit against APD.
Aug. 2, 2013The Austin chapter of the NAACP calls on the Department of Justice to investigate Jackson's death.
Aug. 3, 2013
Larry Eugene Jackson Jr. is laid to rest.
Aug. 5, 2013
The state attorney's custodial death report labels Jackson's cause of death as an "accidental injury." It's also revealed that Austin city manager Marc Ott has also asked for the DOJ to investigate.
Sept. 6, 2013
The DOJ formally declines requests to investigate the case, citing its previous oversight and recommendations given to APD in the wake of prior shootings.
Sept. 12, 2013
Austin police Chief Art Acevedo says his department's administrative investigation is done. This begins the formal criminal investigation by the Travis County District Attorney's office.
Sept. 18, 2013
Jackson's family files a wrongful death lawsuit against APD. Loewy claims in the suit that Kleinert "executed Jackson in cold blood."
Oct. 22, 2013
Detective Kleinert retires from the department and draws the outrage of Jackson's family who label the move part of backroom deal that allows APD to save face.
Feb. 13, 2014
Austin City Council votes to delay taking action on a separate lawsuit filed on behalf of Jackson's children. Council members agreed to wait until the conclusion of the wrongful death lawsuit.
March 20, 2014
A Travis County grand jury begins examining the criminal evidence against Detective Kleinert.