Kansas officer cleared of fatal shooting, receives department payout

July 01, 2020 - 6:39 pm

A Kansas police officer who fatally shot a 17-year-old received a $70,000 payout after he agreed to resign. 

Former Overland Park officer Clayton Jenison shot John Albers in January 2018 as the teenager was backing a minivan out of the family's garage. Jenison later was cleared of any wrongdoing in the shooting. 

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The city of Overland Park said in a statement Tuesday the payout and severance package with Jenison was in the best interest of the community. 

Jenison and other officers went to the home when Albers' friends reported he was threatening to hurt himself. His parents were not at home at the time.

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