MADISON, Wis. -Matt Kenny, the Madison police officer who shot and killed Tony Robinson last year, will not be on active patrol duty for another year, according to a blog post by Madison Police Chief Mike Koval.
Kenny will be dividing his time between training and the mounted horse patrol, which is a one-year extension of the responsibilities he first assumed in 2015 after being cleared of any wrongdoing in the Robinson shooting.
Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne declined to charge Kenny last May, calling the officer’s use of force at 1125 Williamson St. “lawful.” At that time, Ozanne said Robinson had a combination of Xanax, mushrooms and marijuana in his system, and said multiple witnesses confirmed Robinson’s violent behavior.
An internal Madison Police Department review also cleared Kenny in June, saying the officer followed the department’s deadly force protocol. At that time, Koval announced Kenny would be returning to duty, but declined to say when he would return to patrol. Koval said Kenny would, at first, be working with training logistics and first-responder training.
Robinson’s family has filed a civil suit against the city for his death.