Wednesday marks four years since Tony Robinson was shot and killed in one of the most high-profile police-involved shootings in Madison’s history.
To honor Robinson’s memory, a march and candlelight vigil is being held Wednesday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Social Justice Center at 1202 Williamson St.
That’s just down the street from where Robinson was fatally shot by Officer Matt Kenny on March 6, 2015.
The police department and the Dane County district attorney determined that Kenny was following protocol when he fired his gun that night and was not criminally charged. The veteran officer was reassigned to off-patrol duty after the incident.
The decision not to charge the officer resulted in protests in Madison, and, two years after the shooting, Robinson’s family settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the city for more than $3 million. That settlement was the largest of its kind in state history.