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Police detective Charles Kleinert indicted in fatal shooting

By Ciara O'Rourke and Tony Plohetski - American-Statesman Staff, KVUE News



The actions of Detective Charles “Trey” Kleinert — who on Monday became the first Austin police officer to be indicted for an on-duty shooting in more than a decade — drew questions from the start.

Why did he chase a man suspected of a forgery attempt at a Central Austin bank? Did he depart from police procedure in using a resident’s car during that pursuit? And what happened under a bridge — out of view of witnesses — that led to the fatal shooting of Larry Eugene Jackson Jr., an action Kleinert later said was accidental?

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