Charles Kleinert Indicted for Manslaughter

Former APD detective released on bond

Charles Kleinert
Charles Kleinert

Charles Kleinert was indicted today on manslaughter charges by a Travis County grand jury for the fatal shooting of Larry Jackson, Jr. The former APD detective turned himself in this afternoon, and was immediately released on bond.

The jury ruled that Kleinert "did then and there recklessly cause the death of Larry Jackson by striking and by attempting to strike Larry Jackson with the defendant’s hand while holding a loaded firearm.”The indictment also said that Kleinert created a "substantial and unjustifiable risk" in his attempt to seize Jackson while holding a loaded firearm.

Mayor Lee Leffingwell, the Austin Police Monitor, and the Austin Police Department sent out similar statements saying they respected the jury's decision. Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg also released a statement, saying "Because this is a pending case, no documents will be released and the District Attorney’s office will have no further comment."

Manslaughter is a second degree felony. If found guilty, Kleinert faces prison time of 2-20 years and a fine not to exceed $10,000.

More background on the case available here, here, and here.

More News
The AggreGAYtor: June 1
The AggreGAYtor
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.

David Estlund, June 1, 2015

The AggreGAYtor: May 29
The AggreGAYtor
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.

David Estlund, May 29, 2015

More by Brandon Watson
<i>AC</i> Food Fight: Delivery Apps
AC Food Fight: Delivery Apps
Favor and Postmates stand and deliver

May 26, 2017

Review: El Burro
Review: El Burro
Contemporary Tex-Mex does little to impress

May 26, 2017


News, Austin Police Department, Charles Kleinert, Larry Eugene Jackson, officer-involved shooting, Rosemary Lehmberg

AC Daily, Events and Promotions, Luvdoc Answers

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways

Updates for SXSW 2017

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)