Black religious leaders in the Madison area are calling for
the resignation of a white police officer who fatally shot a
biracial teenager in Wisconsin's capital city.
Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/1AbYqAA
) reports members of the African-American Council of
Churches said Monday that they want Officer Matt Kenny to
step down. A prosecutor announced last week that Kenny would
not be charged in the March shooting death of 19-year-old
Harold Rayford said church council members believe Kenny
acted "irrationally and improperly" in shooting
Robinson. He said they wouldn't feel safe if Kenny returned
to the streets.
Kenny is on
paid leave pending an internal investigation. His attorney
has said Kenny wants to return to his job. The police chief
has said he fears for the officer's safety.