Connect with us

Black Listed

Protests After Police Kill Unarmed Black Man in Wisconsin

Wisconsin man killed by officer was not armed, police say

Nineteen-year-old Tony Robinson was not armed when a Madison, Wisconsin, police officer fatally shot him, Police Chief Mike Koval said Saturday.

"We have to be clear about this," Koval said. "He was unarmed. That's going to make this all the more complicated for the investigators, the public, to accept, to understand … why deadly force had to be used."

The officer who killed Robinson, 12-year department veteran Matt Kenny, had used deadly force before, shooting and killing a man in 2007, the chief said. Kenny was exonerated of any wrongdoing and even received a commendation, the chief said, adding that the incident was "concluded to be a suicide by cop" situation.

Robinson was shot after allegedly assaulting Kenny, who was responding Friday evening to a reported disturbance at a Madison residence, Koval said.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Alton Sterling’s 18-Year-Old Son Accused of Raping 8-Year-Old Boy

News

Botham Jean, Amber Guyger, Texas, police shootings Botham Jean, Amber Guyger, Texas, police shootings

Dallas Cop Who Shot Botham Jean in His Apartment Indicted

News

Wisconsin High School, NAzi Salute Wisconsin High School, NAzi Salute

Wisconsin High School Investigating Alleged Nazi Salute Prom Photo

News

Obama Obama

Obama Makes First Appearance at Dem Rally After #MAGABomber Threat

Barack Obama

Advertisement
Connect
Newsletter Signup