MADISON, Wis. – Investigators have released hundreds of documents related to the fatal police shooting of a 19-year-old man in Madison, including records that show he told his mother he trusted police after a 2014 arrest.
Records released Friday show that 19-year-old Tony Robinson Jr. called his mother from the Dane County jail last year after he was arrested for armed robbery. In a recorded call, his mother, Andrea Irwin, told him not to trust police. But Robinson said officers told him they would help him.
Robinson, who was biracial, was killed last month by Madison officer Matt Kenny, who is white. Police say Robinson assaulted Kenny when the officer responded to calls that Robinson had attacked two people and was running through traffic.