- The Madison Police Department says one of its officers
was justified in using deadly force when he shot and
killed a man who advanced toward him with a pitchfork.
Hector Rivera shot Michael Schumacher in July after
Schumacher broke into a house and began breaking things.
Police said Rivera entered the house and shot Schumacher
as he approached him brandishing the pitchfork.
Prosecutors declined in October to file charges.
memo Friday, the department said its internal review
found that Rivera was in compliance with polices on the
use of force. However, he neglected to wear his
microphone for the video system in his car. He was given
verbal counseling for the violation.
had a history of mental illness but police at the scene
didn't know that.