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Citizen panel criticizes fatal shooting by Austin officer

A panel that reviews police shootings says Officer Jonathan Whitted was justified in fatally shooting John Schaefer last year but bore blame for the circumstances that led to the man’s death.

“Through a series of missteps, Officer Whitted created the situation that justified his ultimate use of deadly force,” one of the seven Austin residents on the Citizen Review Panel wrote in a July 30 memo to Police Chief Art Acevedo.

Read more: http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/crime-law/citizen-panel-criticizes-fatal-shooting-by-austin-/ngyL9/#d82d9f6e.3584214.735456

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