South Lake Tahoe shooting details unknown
More than two months after the police-involved shooting of Kris Jackson at Tahoe Hacienda Inn, questions still outnumber answers.
The El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office has not yet released information on whether Jackson, 22, was shot from the front or the back. According to the DA’s office, the case is still under investigation.
Despite completion of the county coroner’s report, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office declined to release results.
The sheriff’s office cited in a letter to the Tahoe Daily Tribune that information couldn’t be released because it protects investigative reports.
Jackson, of Sacramento, Calif., was shot at approximately 2:40 a.m. on June 15 by South Lake Tahoe police officer Joshua Klinge. The South Lake Tahoe Police Department responded to the Hacienda Inn on reports of a woman screaming.
Alan Laskin, the attorney representing Jackson’s family in potential legal action, disputed that Jackson was shot from the front. He added that his firm recently received Jackson’s records from Barton Hospital.
“The records clearly establish an entrance wound from the mid-back and exiting through the sternum,” Laskin said in a Aug. 18 email.
Jackson had a history of arrests in South Lake Tahoe in 2015.
The city reported on June 17 that Jackson was arrested on June 1 for possession of several baggies of cocaine, scales and packaging material. He was also arrested on May 21 on drug charges.
Laskin has six months from the time of Jackson’s death to file a wrongful death suit against the city.
The matter remains under investigation.