Community to mark one-year anniversary of police shooting
MADISON — One year after an unarmed biracial man was shot and killed by a Madison police officer, some say little has changed, despite a slew of conversations and task forces.
On March 6 last year, Madison police officer Matt Kenny, who is white, shot 19-year-old Tony Robinson in the stairwell of an apartment house after responding to calls about Robinson behaving erratically.
The shooting sparked protests throughout the city, a lawsuit from Robinson’s family, calls for examination of police use of force and renewed efforts by police to educate and engage the community.
A year later, the conversations are continuing, but activists say little has changed.
Rallies are planned throughout the weekend to mark the anniversary, beginning with a march Friday afternoon starting on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.