The shooting death of Larry Eugene Jackson Jr. has resulted in a call from the Austin Police Association for an independent investigation: Not into the shooting itself, but into who leaked a statement from the officer that killed him saying the death was accidental.
Jackson was killed on July 26 after being shot by APD Det. Charles Kleinart. In the days following his death, details about detective Kleinart’s testimony to internal affairs investigators were released to members of the media. Wayne Vincent, president of the Austin Police Association, said the leaks are unacceptable.