MADISON — The Madison police chief says the officer who fatally shot Tony Robinson won’t return to patrol duties this year.
Chief Mike Koval says officer Matt Kenny will continue working behind-the-scenes for the department.
Koval cites a community need to heal. The chief first mentioned Kenney’s 2016 work assignment in a December blog post.
Kenny shot 19-year-old Tony Robinson in an apartment house in March. Kenny said Robinson started punching him after he entered the building to investigate sounds of a disturbance. Witnesses said Robinson, who was high on mushrooms, had assaulted two people moments before the encounter.
Prosecutors cleared Kenny of any criminal wrongdoing in May. An internal investigation found he violated no police policies. Kenny returned to work in June.