Clayton Jenison

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Service Record

Agency Overland Park Kansas Police Department
Rank Officer
Dates of Service Hired approximately 2016.[1]
Salary $81,040 (2018)[2]
Last Known Status Resigned.[1]

Incident Reports

2018 Death of John Albers

On January 20, 2018, a friend called police to check on the 17-year-old Albers, who they thought might be intoxicated and suicidal. After officers arrived, a car exited from the garage, towards officers. Jenison shot, striking Albers.[3]

The incident was captured on dashcam video[1][4] and on a neighbor's surveillance camera.[5] The department did not have body-worn cameras at the time of the incident.[6]

Response Timeline

The Johnson County Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Team (OISIT) was put in charge of conducting the investigation.[3]

Jenison was placed on administrative leave.[3]

On February 20, 2018, the District Attorney announced that they would not file criminal charges against Jenison.[7]

On February 20, 2018, the D.A. also announced Jenison had resigned from the department. Later reports showed that he received a $70,000 severance payment.[5]

In April 2018, a civil lawsuit was filed against Jenison and the department.[4]

On January 14, 2019, the civil case was settled for $2.3 million.[8]

On September 24, 2020, the FBI opened a civil rights investigation into the shooting.[9]

On April 26, 2021, the City of Overland Park released the OISIT report, including photos and videos.[10]

On September 9, 2022, federal prosecutors announced that they would not file criminal civil rights charges against Jenison in the case due to "insufficient evidence to establish beyond a reasonable doubt that the officer willfully committed a violation of the federal criminal civil rights statute".[1]

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