Madison settles lawsuit with family of black teen shot by officer

$3.3 million reportedly awarded in the settlement
Posted at 9:40 AM, Feb 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-23 14:15:59-05

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The family of Tony Robinson, the 19-year-old fatally shot by police in Madison in 2015, has apparently settled a federal civil rights lawsuit.

Family members and their attorneys plan to hold a news conference Thursday to discuss the $3.3 million settlement.

Madison police officer Matt Kenny, who is white, shot the unarmed black teenager March 6, 2015 in an apartment house after responding to calls about Robinson behaving erratically. Kenny was later cleared of criminal wrongdoing, and an internal investigation found he didn't violate any police policies. The Robinson family filed the federal lawsuit in the aftermath.

The shooting sparked protests throughout the city and calls for examination of police use of force and renewed efforts by police to educate and engage the community.


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