Family of Madison Man Shot by Police to Speak Publicly to Media & March

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The family of a man shot to death by police in Madison, Wisconsin has stated that they plan to speak publicly to the media and march in the streets following a prosecutor deciding whether or not to issue charges against the officer in question. The incident occurred back on March 6, 2015.

Tony Robinson, 19, was in an apartment house when his death occurred, after he was shot by Officer Matt Kenny. The law enforcement official was reportedly responding to a call that stated Robinson had assaulted two individuals and was running around in traffic. As for how the shooting took place, the 19-year-old is said to have attacked the police officers; however, he was unarmed.

The district attorney will announce today, May 12, whether or not the officer will be charged. The family says that they will hold a news conference outside said apartment following the decision, and then march to the Madison state Capitol. They are reportedly warning those attending with them to carry the number of an attorney who can come to their aid if they get arrested for participating in the event.

By Rebecca Grace

Sources:

Associated Press

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