Police Officer Not Charged in Tony Robinson Shooting Death
District Attorney clears officer who killed 19-year-old Robinson of wrongdoing
Matt Kenny, the officer who shot and killed unarmed biracial teen Tony Robinson in Madison, Wisconsin on March 6, will not be charged in his death.
"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 in the death of Tony Robinson, Jr.," said Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne at a press conference on Tuesday.
"My decision will not end racial disparities that exist in the justice system, in our justice system," Ozanne said before announcing that he would not file charges against Kenny.
In response to the decision, the Madison-based activist group Young, Gifted and Black has organized a march to take place on Wednesday that will start in front of the house where Robinson was killed.
"Black Spring, a national Black Lives Matter campaign for Black liberation... recognizes the death of Tony as connected to the murders of Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, Rekia Boyd, Tamir Rice, Aiyana Jones, as well as the thousands of Black people who have been killed by state sponsored and condoned violence," organizers wrote in a statement on Monday.
"Black Lives Matter calls us all to see that the long winter must be over," organizers said. "It is time to move into spring and grow by demonstrating resistance and resilience against the assault on Black people in Madison and across the country."
The news is being updated on Twitter under the hashtag #TonyRobinson.