Attorneys for former APD detective indicted for manslaughter hope to move trial

The case against a former APD detective for the death of Larry Jackson, Jr. once again takes center stage.

Charles Kleinert's attorneys head to court today, hoping to get the trial moved to a federal courtroom. Kleinert's attorneys want to move the trial to get a wider jury pool and that's something prosecutors are worried about.

On July 26th, 2013, Kleinert chased Jackson, Jr. from a Central Austin bank that'd been robbed earlier in the day.

Kleinert says Jackson, Jr. was acting suspicious. During a struggle, Jackson, Jr. was shot in the back of the neck.

Kleinert is charged with manslaughter in Travis County but today's evidentiary hearing could change that.

Travis County prosecutors have been working for years to keep it in Travis County. If the case is moved, it would open the jury pool to surrounding counties, which tend to be more conservative.

Jackson, Jr.'s family argues that would keep the people of Travis County from deciding the fate of their own police officer.

Kleinert's legal team will also argue he was acting as a federal agent when the incident occurred and will seek immunity from prosecution.

Even though the hearing is only expected to last a few days, a decision could take months.

Jackson, Jr.'s family is expected to hold a press conference later today.

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