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Video: Madison Police Exonerate Officer in Tony Robinson Shooting

June 05, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Madison Police Exonerate Officer in Tony Robinson Shooting

The Madison, Wis., police officer who fatally shot 19-year-old Tony Robinson during an altercation in March will not be disciplined by the department for the shooting, officials announced Wednesday, potentially clearing the way for the officer to return to patrol, reports the Wisconsin State Journal.

An internal review found that the officer followed Madison Police Department policies during the incident.

The officer was cleared of criminal charges three weeks ago, when Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said his use of deadly force against Robinson was lawful. Ozanne based his decision on a separate investigation of the shooting led by state authorities.


Comments (5)

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kevCopAz @ 6/6/2015 12:31 PM

wow, Madison is way Lib city so this must have been a real by the book shoot. 3 weeks and all is done, excellent. This is the way these things should work. Wait to judge, investigate at a professional rate and announce the results after the fair investigation.

Sherry @ 6/6/2015 6:54 PM

Why the Officer failed ti announce himself before and during entry is a problem from where I stand. Why no body camera?

BT @ 6/7/2015 3:16 PM

Finally, a chief that isn't going to throw the cop under the bus.

Fed Cop @ 6/10/2015 8:22 AM

Sherry, where did you get the requirement to announce when in fresh pursuit of a fleeing felon? Why no body camera??? Where is THAT requirement? I bet over 80% of law enforcement agencies don't have body cameras.

Mike Fadden @ 6/11/2015 11:17 AM

Officers do not need to announce their presence if they deem it may be to their disadvantage to do so. You know, the element of surprise and all that. Body cam use is on the increase but the vast majority of cops don't have them yet. I bet this officer wished he had one, too. Nothing to see here. move along.

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