It’s been five years since Tony Terrell Robinson was killed by Madison police officer Matt Kenny. Last Friday, community members gathered to hold a memorial for Robinson on the anniversary of his death. The celebration started with music and a fashion show at the Wil Mar Center, and as the sun set, mourners held a […]
On March 6, 2015, Tony Robinson was fatally shot by Madison police officer Matt Kenny. The killing prompted a surge of activist response and criticism of the police department’s training, and resulted in an audit of the MPD and 177 recommended changes to the police department’s operations. On this edition of the 8 O’Clock Buzz, […]
In December of 2017, the OIR Consultant Group released its long-awaited, policy and procedure review of the Madison Police Department. The city council commissioned the audit in the wake of a wave of police shooting incidents, which resulted in the deaths of Tony Robinson, Ashley DiPiazza, Michael Schumacher and Paulie Heenan. The audit report included […]
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 […]
WORT local news producer Alejandro Alonso Galva sat down with Sharon Irwin, Tony “Terrell” Robinson’s grandmother, to discuss her grief regarding her grandson’s shooting and the family’s lawsuit against the city of Madison. She explains the frustration of battling a story about her grandson that she calls “a lie.”
Tone Madison contributor Michael Penn II joins editor Scott Gordon for a discussion about “The Circus,” Penn’s ongoing essay series about racism and violence in Madison. Subscribe to the Tone Madison/WORT-FM podcast on iTunes.