Six years ago this March, Matt Kenny, a Madison Police officer, shot and killed Sharon Irwin-Henry’s grandson in a house on Williamson Street. The killing of Tony Terrell Robinson attracted national attention, and Robinson’s name still echoes throughout Madison to this day. “Before Terrell died, all of these people were getting killed, all these Black […]
This morning, Shon Barnes was sworn in as Madison’s new Chief of Police. Barnes will be replacing outgoing Chief of Police Vic Wahl, who’s served as the interim head of the department for the past sixteen months since the abrupt departure of former chief Mike Koval in 2019. Barnes most recently worked with the Civilian […]
The growing movement to defund the police and nationwide demands for police accountability have a history in Madison as well. Today, Allen hosts a roundtable discussion about local police practices, ongoing efforts to reform the MPD, and alternatives to policing with Brandi Grayson of Urban Triage, alder Rebecca Kemble from the Madison Common Council, and […]
Tony Castaneda interviews Greg Gelembiuk of the Community Response Team (CRT) about Madison Police Chief Mike Koval’s leadership and policy problems, especially use of force policies. CRT is spearheading a community effort to make Koval accountable for his actions.