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Sheila Albers

The FBI is to research the deadly police capturing of a teenage boy as he reversed a car out his household’s storage within the US state of Kansas.

A police officer fired 13 photographs, killing John Albers, 17, on 20 January 2018 in a Kansas Metropolis suburb.

Police had been known as to verify on the boy, who had ADHD, after his on-line posts prompted fears for his security.

A month after the capturing the county prosecutor introduced the officer, Clayton Jenison, wouldn’t be charged.

The FBI’s Kansas Metropolis, Missouri, area workplace is working with the US Division of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and US legal professional’s workplace in Kansas on the inquiry.

FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton stated in an announcement on Thursday that they might “gather all accessible info and proof and can be sure that the investigation is performed in a good, thorough and neutral method”.

Police dashcam video reveals John reversing the household’s van slowly out of the storage and down the driveway as officers arrive on the property within the metropolis of Overland Park.

An officer shouts: “Cease!”

The car continues to again out and Officer Jenison, standing from the facet, fires two photographs.

The van reverses wildly in a pointy circle again in direction of the officer, earlier than slowing virtually to a cease.

The officer steps apart and fires 11 extra photographs.

The car rolls ahead and involves a halt in a neighbour’s entrance backyard throughout the street.

Severance fee

A month after the capturing, Johnson County District Legal professional Steve Howe introduced that his investigation had discovered the capturing was justified as a result of the officer was decided to have feared for his life.

Officer Jenison resigned weeks after the capturing and obtained a severance fee of $70,000 (£55,000).

The boy’s mom, Sheila Albers, sued Overland Park for violating her son’s constitutional rights, and the town final yr settled the wrongful dying lawsuit for $2.3m.

In an announcement quoted by the Kansas City Star on Thursday, Ms Albers stated: “The FBI investigation highlights the failure of Overland Park and District Legal professional Steve Howe to be clear of their investigations and be accountable to their constituents.

“We’re grateful to the FBI and the US Legal professional for the district of Kansas for reopening the case and make clear what Overland Park and our DA have been capable of hold hidden.”

Sean Reilly, a spokesman for the town of Overland Park, stated they might “totally co-operate” with the FBI inquiry.

There was no rapid remark from the Overland Park Police Division or the Johnson County district legal professional’s Workplace.

Transparency and accountability

On the day he died, John instructed his mother and father he didn’t need to be a part of them for dinner.

After his household went out, {the teenager} made posts on social media that led buddies to concern for his psychological well being. They known as emergency companies to verify on his welfare.

Mrs Albers instructed KCUR in Kansas Metropolis final yr: “We left the home at about 5:10 and John was lifeless by 5:50.

“In the event you had been there to forestall a suicide, why would you draw your gun?”

Mrs Albers has since arrange an advocacy group known as JoCo United to press for extra transparency and accountability from Johnson County officers and improved psychological well being companies.