WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Madison Police Department found that Officer Matthew Kenny who fatally shot an unarmed African-American teenager Tony Robinson in March did not violate any policies on use of force, according to local media reports.
Kenny was cleared of the killing in an internal department investigation, NBC News said on Wednesday.
On March 6, Officer Kenny fatally shot Robinson after they got into a confrontation in a home where the teen had fled.
On May 12, a district attorney cleared Kenny in a criminal probe ruling that the use of force against Robinson was “lawful.”
Police brutality and racial profiling continues to be a major concern in the United States. The issue has made headlines as numerous, sometimes violent protests have swept the country amid a string of police killings of mostly African-Americans.