A Central Texas police officer under investigation following the fatal shooting of an unarmed man has retired after 19 years on the force.
Austin police Detective Charles Kleinert late Tuesday announced his retirement, effective immediately.
The decision allows Kleinert, who'd been on paid leave since the July 26 fatal shooting of Larry Eugene Jackson, to receive his police pension. The retirement also closes a police internal affairs review of the death, although a criminal investigation continues. Jackson's family has sued Kleinert and the city.
Authorities say Kleinert was investigating an Austin bank robbery and the doors to the business were locked when Jackson tried to enter the bank. Jackson fled during questioning. The pair struggled before Jackson was shot.
Police have said they do not believe Jackson was the robber.