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Former Austin Police Detective Indicted

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    A former Austin police detective has been indicted on a manslaughter charge in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man last year during a bank robbery investigation.

    A Monday statement by the Travis County District Attorney's Office says a grand jury indicted former Detective Charles Kleinert in the July 2013 death of Larry Eugene Jackson Jr. Conviction of the second-degree felony is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

    Authorities have said Kleinert tried to question Jackson after he tried to enter the locked doors of a bank while a robbery was under investigation. After Jackson tried to flee, the pair struggled and Jackson was shot.

    Kleinert turned himself in and was released on a $100,000 bond Monday. A call to a number listed for him wasn't returned.