Madison Officer Won't Be Charged in Shooting of Biracial Teen: DA

Matt Kenny shot Tony Robinson, 19, in March, police say
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 12, 2015 3:35 PM CDT
Madison Officer Won't Be Charged in Shooting of Biracial Teen: DA
Officer Matt Kenny, left, won't be charged in the death of Tony Robinson, right.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – A Wisconsin prosecutor has decided not to charge a white police officer in the death of an unarmed biracial man in Madison. Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced today that he wouldn't file any charges against Madison officer Matt Kenny in 19-year-old Tony Robinson's death on March 6. Police say Kenny shot Robinson in an apartment house near the state Capitol building after Robinson attacked him. Kenny was responding to calls alleging that Robinson had assaulted two people and was running in and out of traffic. The city's black community mounted daily rallies for a week after the shooting. The protests were peaceful. Demonstrators demanded Kenny be fired and charged with homicide. (Read more Wisconsin stories.)

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