Thursday, Feb. 23
The family of Tony Robinson, a 19-year-old biracial man killed by a Madison Police officer in 2015, settles a federal civil rights lawsuit for $3.35 million with the city’s insurer. MPD Chief Mike Koval insists the settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing and says it may have a “chilling” effect on policing.
Friday, Feb. 24
State Attorney General Brad Schimel files an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court in an attempt to challenge a ruling last month that struck down the Republican-drawn legislative boundaries as unconstitutional. Taxpayers have already spent $2 million defending the GOP’s shenanigans!
Tuesday, Feb. 28
UW-Madison ranks first among large schools on the Peace Corps 2017 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list, the university announces. There are currently 87 Badgers volunteering worldwide, spreading the liberal propaganda of kindness and public service.
Former Dane County Assistant District Attorney Bob Jambois files a lawsuit alleging that his former boss, DA Ismael Ozanne, “waged a campaign of retaliation and harassment that forced him to resign,” the Wisconsin State Journal reports. Jambois unsuccessfully challenged Ozanne for DA in the August primary election, making things really awkward around the office.
Wednesday, March 1
Police respond shortly after 2 a.m. to reports of shots fired at the Mobil gas station at 3019 E. Washington Ave. A man wounded by gunshots is later found dead in a crashed car. Police are investigating as a possible homicide.
Incumbent Ed Hughes withdraws from the Madison school board race after announcing that his wife’s cancer has returned.