Last night, Madison’s Public Safety Review Committee (PSRC) voted against both a body worn camera pilot program and a full, city-wide rollout. In a 4-2 vote, PSRC members recommended that the city council reject the controversial technology. That decision comes just a few weeks after a separate city committee finished a 52-page feasibility report on […]
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 […]
Photo by diegoparra on Pixabay. Madison’s Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Committee released their final report this week, recommending to the Madison Common Council a body-camera pilot program with a long list of recommended procedures. The committee, the third of its kind in the last decade to study the implementation of body cameras in Madison, said that […]
It was a dreary, overcast autumn day as Travis Washington stood on a makeshift wooden platform to address a crowd of protesters. Behind him, the capitol building loomed and, below, a group of around one hundred people assembled to hear his story. “It doesn’t matter who has the power; if it’s evil, if it’s wrong, […]
Last month, the Wisconsin Municipal Mutual Insurance Company decided to settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought against the City of Madison for the 2015 shooting of Tony Robinson by Madison Police officer Matt Kenny. The $3.4 million settlement is the largest in Wisconsin history for a police-involved shooting. Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and Madison Police […]
Hundreds of people came together in Madison Sunday to mark the one-year anniversary of Tony Robinson’s death with calls for remembrance and renewed calls for justice. Darien Lamen reports.