Resolution to commemorate man killed by police withdrawn


February 11, 2016

MADISON A Madison City Council member has withdrawn her resolution commemorating the teenager shot and killed by a police officer.

Alderwoman Marsha Rummel emailed her colleagues this week about her resolution to commemorate March 6th as Tony Terrell Robinson Day. Robinson was fatally shot last year by Officer Matt Kenny, who was later cleared of any criminal or departmental wrongdoing.

Alderman David Ahrens says the resolution would "re-ignite a lot of bad feelings" Robinson's death. Numerous protests followed the shooting of the biracial man by a white police officer.

WISC-TV ( ) reports the city attorney is advising against such a resolution because of pending civil rights litigation by Robinson's family. Robinson's mother, Andrea Irwin, is urging the community to help their neighbors or do something else positive on March 6th.



Associated Press