MADISON, Wis. – A white Wisconsin police officer has been cleared of wrongdoing in an internal investigation of his fatal shooting of an unarmed 19-year-old biracial man.
The Madison Police Department on Wednesday issued a summary of its finding that Officer Matt Kenny did not violate its deadly force policies in the March 6 shooting death of 19-year-old Tony Robinson.
The internal decision follows one last month by Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne that Kenny would not be charged in the case.
Kenny has been on paid leave since the shooting. The exoneration clears the way for Kenny to return to the police department, something his attorney has said he wants to do.
Kenny shot and killed Robinson after Robinson, who was high on hallucinogenic mushrooms, struck the officer in the head.