No Charges In Madison Officer Shooting Of Tony Robinson
(Wisconsin Radio Network)- A white Madison police officer, Matt Kenny, who shot and killed Tony Robinson, an unarmed black teenager, will not face criminal charges. “I conclude that this tragic and unfortunate death was the result of a lawful use of police force,” said Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne at the conclusion of a Tuesday afternoon press conference. Ozanne’s decision not to charge Kenny followed an investigation into the March 6th shooting, which was conducted by the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation. During his press conferenceTuesday, Ozanne related some of the findings of the investigation. Kenny was responding. The DA said that three 911 calls were made prior to Robinson’s death. The first was from a friend who said that the 19 year-old was “tweaking,” a second from a man who said he was punched by a person who matched Robinson’s description, and a third which said Robinson was yelling and had punched the caller. Robinson was also reported to be shirtless, and running in traffic on Williamson Street. Toxicology reports showed that Robinson had taken mushrooms, Xanax and marijuana, according to Ozanne. To read more click here. Wisconsin Radio Network photo.