Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny wants to return to his job, but police chief fears for his safety
MADISON (AP) — Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny wants to return to his job, but the police chief fears for Kenny’s safety.
Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced last Tuesday, May 12th Kenny won’t face criminal charges in the March shooting death of 19-year-old Tony Robinson. The case has sparked passionate protests and intense public scrutiny.
Kenny remains on paid leave, pending an internal investigation to see if he violated department policies. It hasn’t been completed but its results are expected soon.
Kenny’s attorney, Jim Palmer, tells the Wisconsin State Journal that Kenny’s desire to return is rooted in a dedication to service, pointing to the 12-year department veteran’s prior time in the U.S. Coast Guard and as a lifeguard.
Chief Mike Koval tells WKOW-TV he’s looking at alternatives to Kenny returning to a patrol role.