05:13 GMT20 June 2021
Listen Live
    US
    Get short URL
    0 85
    Subscribe

    Hundreds of residents in Madison, Wisconsin are joining a protest over the District Attorney’s decision not to charge police officer Matt Kenny for killing teenager Tony Robinson in March 2015, a civil rights group said in a Twitter message.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On March 6, 2015, officer Matt Kenny fatally shot Robinson after the Madison police received a disturbance call.

    Earlier on Tuesday, Madison District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced he will not hand criminal charges to officer Kenny because the use of deadly force was “lawful” in the Robinson case.

    The District Attorney also pointed out that the toxicology reports of the deceased Tony Robinson found Xanax, hallucinogenic mushrooms and marijuana in his system.

    The Family of the Madison, Wisconsin teenager Tony Robinson killed by a US policeman in March 2015, supports peaceful protests over District Attorney’s decision not to charge the officer, Robinson family Attorney Jon Loevy stated in a press conference on Tuesday.

    "[We] fully support the community to express frustration if there is frustration." 

    “But the family feels strongly that the protest should be not violent, should be calm.”

    "This is politics, not justice," Robinson's grandmother Sharon Irwin said in the press conference.

    “Hundreds prepare to march to State Capitol chanting: what's his name? #TonyRobinson,” the message, published by the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin on Tuesday evening, read.

    Shortly after the Twitter announcement, protesters have started to gather around Wisconsin’s Capitol Square chanting "These Killer Cops Have Got to Go" and "Stand up, Fight Back, No More Black People Under Attack."

    The civil rights group said lines of police and state troopers were present at the peaceful demonstration.

    Related:

    Cop Who Shot Unarmed Teen in Wisconsin Will Not Face Charges
    Florida Woman Raped by Cop After Passing Out in Parked Car
    Moscow Urges Washington to Focus on Human Rights Problems in US
    At Least Four Injured in Shooting Near California University Campus
    Tags:
    protest, police brutality, Tony Robinson, Wisconsin
    Community standardsDiscussion