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member has withdrawn her resolution commemorating the teenager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.
) 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.