The family of a man chased and fatally shot by an Austin police detective in late July filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court against the officer, Charles Kleinert, and the city of Austin.
The shooting of Larry Eugene Jackson occurred at the end of a chase that began at a central Austin bank, where Kleinert had been investigating an earlier, and unrelated, robbery.
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Lawsuits brought by Loewy
Attorney Adam Loewy has represented families of several people fatally shot by Austin police:
Carter was a passenger in a car that police said struck and injured an officer in May 2011. An officer fired at the car, killing Carter. The case went to trial in U.S. District Court. A jury ruled in favor of the city of Austin.
Sanders was fatally shot in May 2009 by officer Leonardo Quintana after the two struggled for a gun that Sanders, who had been asleep in a car, had at his waist. In a controversial move, the Austin City Council approved a $750,000 settlement to the Sanders family.
Brown was fatally shot by Sgt. Michael Olsen in June 2007 during a foot chase in which police said Brown reached at his waist as if drawing a gun. Olsen was fired, and the city settled the lawsuit for $1 million.