Texas (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has let stand a lower court ruling
that a white Texas police officer was immune from prosecution for the
fatal shooting of a black man near a bank in 2013.
a statement, the Travis County District Attorney's Office said justices
declined Monday to take up the county's appeal in the case involving
former Austin officer Charles Kleinert.
was working with an FBI task force investigating bank robberies when he
became suspicious of Larry Jackson Jr. and a chase ensued. Jackson was
shot in the neck following a struggle.
was indicted in 2014 on a manslaughter count, but a federal judge
dismissed the charge under a more-than-100-year-old court ruling
protecting federal officers from state prosecution.