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Tony Terrell Robinson, 19
Madison, Wisconsin
March 07, 2015

Agencies: Madison Police Department - Wisconsin

Last updated: almost 2 years ago

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Tony Terrell Robinson was born into poverty and spent the last moments of his life bleeding from a gunshot wound, surrounded by no one but local police officers on the porch of his shared apartment. At around 6.30pm Friday, March 7, 2015 Madison police officer Matt Kenny forced entry into the house where Robinson had been living for the past few months with two of his friends. He was responding to a series of 911 calls about a young man behaving erratically, possibly violently. Shots were fired. A few minutes later, a witness says she saw officer Kenny and another officer dragging the limp, bloody body of the biracial 19-year-old out on to the porch.

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February 2017 $3.35million settlement

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The Robinson family on Wednesday August 12, 2015, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit, accusing the officer of acting unconstitutionally and lying to investigators.