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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

 

No charges against officer in fatal shooting of unarmed Wis teen

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/no-charges-against-officer-in-fatal-shooting-of-unarmed-wisconsin-teen/ar-BBjGrPD


Comments:
Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said he wouldn't file charges against Madison Officer Matt Kenny in the March 6 death of Tony Robinson, saying the officer used lawful deadly force after he was staggered by a punch to the head and feared for his life.

Ozanne, mopping his brow repeatedly but speaking forcefully for some 25 minutes, took pains to outline his own biracial heritage before announcing his decision.

"I am the son of a black woman who still worries about my safety," Ozanne said. "I am a man who understands the pain of unjustified profiling, and I am the first district attorney of color, not only in Dane County, but in the state of Wisconsin."

Then, Ozanne walked through evidence from the scene, 911 callers, Robinson's friends, police affidavits, crime lab reports and more to paint a picture of a young man out of control from a mix of hallucinogenic mushrooms, marijuana and Xanax. Kenny rushed to the apartment building and immediately became concerned that Robinson was attacking someone upstairs. He fired his weapon
Sometimes a Police Officer has only a split second to make a life or death decision. You can only hope and pray, he makes the correct one. Color is not part of that split second, it's the armed gunman.
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