MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Department of Justice officials say agents around the state are probing how and why a white Madison police officer killed an unarmed black man.
Attorney General Brad Schimel issued a lengthy statement Monday saying the agency is working as fast as it can to complete the investigation. He said teams of agents from around the state are working the case. He also said the agency is providing the family with as much information as possible but hasn’t released details publicly out of concerns it could taint witness accounts.
Officer Matt Kenny shot 19-year-old Tony Robinson on Friday during a confrontation in an apartment house. DOJ is leading the investigation as per a state law that requires outside agencies to probe officer-involved shootings.