MADISON (AP) — A representative for the family of Tony Robinson, the 19-year-old man shot and killed by Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny last Friday, March 6th says Governor Scott Walker promised to call the man's mother to help console her.
Boys and Girls Club of Dane County leader Michael Johnson said Wednesday, March 11th he met with Walker for about 30 minutes at the governor's mansion to discuss the shooting of Tony Robinson.
Johnson says he asked for the meeting and Walker agreed. Johnson says he urged Walker to support several programs to help young people in Madison but asked for no commitments.
"This is a good city, a good city with challenges. We'll get beyond this, but once we get beyond this, how do we make sure that this doesn't happen to another kid and how do we deal with some of the systemic issues that cause our kids not to have great futures?" Johnson said.
Johnson says Walker told him he had met with Attorney General Brad Schimel to discuss the investigation.
Walker's office hasn't responded to requests for information about the meeting.