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City council discusses Larry Eugene Jackson case
The Austin City Council will be talking with their lawyers about an officer involved fatal shooting of an unarmed man a year ago.
Officer Charles Kleinert shot and killed Larry Eugene Jackson, Junior. Jackson spoke to Kleinert after going to a bank that had just been robbed, then left abruptly. Jackson was not a suspect in that robbery, but Kleinert pursued him, and when he caught up to Jackson, he wound up shooting him in the back of the neck. Jackson's family is suing the city over the incident. Family attorney Adam Loewy says, "We're looking for two different things. For the criminal prosecution, because Charles Kleinert was indicted for manslaughter, the family wants to make sure that it goes to trial. They do not want for him to be offered a plea. I do not think that will happen, I think that case will get tried and obviously they are hoping for a conviction for the highest charge possible. It is our hope that the city and the city council will can make peace with the family, can resolve the case for all members of the family with some sort of settlement and that is - we're waiting on the city council to decide what they want to do about it."
Loewy says does not know what aspect of the case the city council will discuss during today's meeting. Kleinert is scheduled to make a court appearance tomorrow.