Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne Announces Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny Will Not Face Any Charges in the March 2015 Shooting Death of Bi-Racial Teen Tony Robinson (VIDEO)
NO CHARGES FOR OFFICER KENNY IN THE SHOOTING DEATH OF TONY ROBINSON …
Today, Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced that there will be no criminal charges filed against Madison, WI police officer Matt Kenny in the shooting death of 19 year old Tony Robinson. The district attorney Ozanne announced that it was a “lawful use of deadly police force.” Ozanne, in the video below, detailed the evidence that he reviewed before making his decision and then described the three 911 calls that were made prior to police being called to the scene. Orzanne described how the callers said that Robinson was “tweaking, chasing everybody” and his other bizarre and erratic and violent behavior.
The Madison, Wisconsin, police officer who fatally shot a 19-year-old will not be criminally charged for the shooting since the district attorney announced today that it was a “lawful use of deadly police force.”
Officer Matt Kenny fatally shot Robinson on March 6 after police received a disturbance call. Robinson had allegedly been running in traffic and Kenny forced himself into an apartment that Robinson had run into. Robinson and Kenny got into an altercation inside the home and Kenny shot Robinson in his head, torso and right arm, authorities said.
“My decision is not based on emotion. Rather this decision is based on the facts as they have been investigated and reported to me,” Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said at a news conference this afternoon.
In the end after Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne laid out all of the facts that took place that day, no charges could be filed against officer Kenny. No criminal charges could have ever been charged. Sometimes a suspects actions are so outrageous and threatening that a police officers only action is that of “lawful use of deadly police force.” Anyone who protests this as no clue of the rule of law, authority and does not care.
The Wisconsin police officer who shot and killed a 19-year-old unarmed biracial man won’t face criminal charges in the case.
“I conclude that this tragic and unfortunate death was the result of a lawful use of deadly police force and that no charges should be brought against Officer Kenny in the death of Tony Robinson Jr.,” Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said Tuesday.
Robinson was fatally shot by Officer Matt Kenny, who is white, in Madison, Wisconsin, on March 6, setting off days of protests in the city. His death came amid lingering tensions over the killings by police elsewhere of other unarmed African-Americans that seized national attention.
The police union praised Tuesday’s announcement.
“We believe the district attorney’s decision today to exonerate Officer Matthew Kenny was appropriate,” Wisconsin Professional Police Association Executive Director Jim Palmer said in a statement. “The exhaustive, independent and transparent investigation into this tragic incident has confirmed that Officer Kenny’s actions on the night of March 6 were lawful and in response to a deadly threat, from which Officer Kenny sustained numerous injuries, including a concussion.
Sorry, it is over. The police officer did not create the deadly situation, that was on Tony Robinson . The only truthful thing this attorney said was that this was a tragedy. Of course any time a 19 year old id dead, it is a tragedy. However, please spare us the BS that this was caused by a police officer. Tony Robinson’s actions are on him. He is responsible for his actions and the drug induced, erratic and violent state he was in.
Following the announcement, support for Tony Robinson’s family spilled into the streets of Madison — with supporters marching on Robinson’s behalf.
Tony Robinson’s family members and those who support them said they were disappointed by District Attorney Ozanne’s decision not to file charges in this case.
Hundreds marched through the streets of Madison — showing support for the family.
They say Tuesday’s decision won’t stop them from continuing to fight for justice.
“The loss this family has experienced is almost impossible to put into words,” Jon Loevy, the attorney for the Robinson family said.
Robinson family press conference