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Dec 27, 2017 5:00 AM News


Steven Potter

Late last month, Andrea Irwin settled a lawsuit against the officer who killed her son for a record $3.35 million. But she has found no vindication or peace from the legal victory. more

Mar 30, 2017 12:00 AM News 5 Comments


Steven Potter

On Monday, lawyers for Tony Robinson’s family released the evidence and arguments they were planning on making had the case gone to trial. Now one alder is calling for a new investigation and another wants the city to have more say in settlements. more

Mar 8, 2017 11:12 AM News

Tony Robinson’s family is releasing documents collected in a now-settled lawsuit, which it says proves the officer who killed him lied. State Rep. Chris Taylor is proposing new reforms for police use of force and officer-involved shootings. more

Mar 6, 2017 2:39 PM News


Steven Potter

Attorneys representing the family of Tony Robinson say they had strong evidence directly contradicting Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny’s account in the 2015 killing. On Thursday, the city settled the case for $3.35 million. more

Feb 23, 2017 12:01 AM News 1 Comments


Chris Roberts

In a lawsuit filed against the city, attorneys representing the family of Tony Robinson contend that video and forensic evidence directly contradict statements by Madison police officer Matt Kenny, who killed Robinson two years ago. more

Feb 22, 2017 10:05 AM News

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Dylan Brogan

Madison Police took the life of a man acting strangely in an east-side neighborhood last week. For neighbors and public officials, police killings are becoming a disturbing “new normal.” more

Jul 1, 2016 6:45 PM News 12 Comments


Dylan Brogan

Genele Laird, the 18-year-old African American woman violently subdued by police on Tuesday, is likely to remain in jail for a second night. Meanwhile, outrage with police grows, as some describe “an aggregate trauma” experienced by black community. more

Jun 22, 2016 5:42 PM , News 18 Comments

A proposal to name March 6 Tony Terrell Robinson Day draws concern. more

Feb 8, 2016 1:45 AM News 1 Comments

​Since a Madison police officer killed Tony Robinson last March, the 19-year-old has been portrayed in many different ways. A local filmmaker will offer another portrayal with his film, "19, The Tony Robinson Shooting, A Case of Deadly Bias." more

Jan 14, 2016 5:00 AM News 1 Comments


Lauren Justice

​A year ago, Andrea Irwin’s life was good. But since a Madison police office killed her son, Tony Robinson, last March, her motherly love has transformed into “the most incredible pain.” more

Jan 7, 2016 12:00 AM News 2 Comments

The city of Madison and Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny have been named as defendants in a civil rights lawsuit filed Wednesday by lawyers representing the family of Tony Robinson, an unarmed biracial teen shot dead by Kenny on March 6. more

Aug 12, 2015 4:03 PM News


Christopher Klinge

As Joe Tarr reported, Madison Police Chief Mike Koval wants to reduce violent encounters, but he does not believe the city should change the standards for when officers can use deadly force. Tarr spoke to Dylan Brogan about the story. more

Jun 9, 2015 1:38 PM News


Christopher Klinge

There is a debate raging in cities across the country over police use of deadly force. Madison is no exception. more

Jun 4, 2015 11:15 AM Isthmus Cover Stories


Leslie Peterson

Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny is exonerated in the shooting death of 19-year-old Tony Robinson after an internal review found no violation the department’s deadly force policy. Kenny will eventually return to duty, but he won’t be on patrol. more

Jun 3, 2015 5:58 PM News


Allison Geyer

The death of Tony Robinson has kicked the activism of Deon Green, a Madison comic, into high gear. Alan Talaga talks with him about his arrest last week, social justice, and the dream of a post-racial America. more

May 19, 2015 11:38 AM Madland


Lauren Justice

With the DA's decision putting criminal charges off the table, the family of Tony Robinson and their lawyers may fare better with a civil lawsuit against Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny. more

May 15, 2015 5:55 PM News


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Hundreds of peaceful protesters shut down Madison streets Tuesday and Wednesday after Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced his decision not to charge Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny in the March 6 shooting death of Tony Robinson. more

May 14, 2015 12:00 PM News


Allison Geyer

The protest, in response to the DA's decision not to charge a Madison police officer in the shooting death of Tony Robinson, ended with the arrest of 28 protesters. Activists and police consider the demonstration a success despite arrests. more

May 13, 2015 6:46 PM News


Lauren Justice

The district attorney’s finding does not say anything about the broader issue of African-American males and the criminal justice system. more

May 13, 2015 1:17 PM Citizen Dave