- November 5, 2015

Accountable To No One: Yeakel Immunity Ruling Is An Evasion Of Justice


THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE — It was encouraging to hear Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg announce that she intends to appeal the decision by federal Judge Lee Yeakel that former Austin Police Detective Charles Kleinert be granted immunity from state criminal prosecution in the killing of Larry Jackson Jr. “I intend to pursue it as far as it takes,” Lehmberg told the Statesman this week. She may need to do that, as the first level of appeal – the 5th U.S. Circuit Court – is more likely than not to follow its usual practice of blessing whatever a lower court has concluded in…