The family of 19-year old Tony Robinson are outraged after the announcement that the officer who shot and killed him will not be charged in his murder. According to Black America Web, prosecutors announced that they will not charge Madison Officer Matt Kenny in the death of Robinson.
Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said that he would not press charges against Kenny because because the officer used lawful deadly force after being “punched in the head.” According to Ozanne, he investigated 911 calls, witnesses, Robinson’s friends, police affidavits, and crime lab reports, and other evidence to come to the decision.
According to the evidence, Kenny was called after he was alerted that Robinson was allegedly about to attack someone upstairs. Kenny reportedly fired his weapon after being punched in the head by Robinson.
Andrea Irwin, mother of Robinson spoke on the decision and was not surprised.
“They could have done a lot. What they didn’t do was give my son any respect,”
After the decision was announced, relatives of Robinson and other residents gathered together and protested peacefully.
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