Family of Cop Who Killed Wis. Teen Defends Officer

The family of Matt Kenny, the officer who fatally shot an unarmed man earlier this month, released a statement defending the cop. Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny, a 12-year-police veteran, fatally shot Tony Terrell Robinson Jr., 19, after responding to reports that a man was jumping in and out of traffic and may have assaulted someone on March 6. The shooting of Robinson, who is half-black, by a white officer sparked protests. "We are deeply saddened by his loss. We know he mattered, and we wish that this tragedy could have been avoided," Amanda Kenny said in a statement distributed by the Wisconsin Professional Police Association. Her exact relationship to Matt Kenny wasn't clear. The state Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the shooting.

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