WPPA Releases Statement on Behalf of Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny

(MADISON, Wis.) – Following the decision by the insurance company for the city of Madison to settle the federal lawsuit filed against Police Officer Matt Kenny over the 2015 death of Tony Robinson, WPPA Executive Director Jim Palmer issued the following statement on Kenny’s behalf:

Given the fact that the tragic death of Tony Robinson was more exhaustively, independently, and transparently investigated than perhaps any officer-involved death in the history of Madison, we are extraordinarily disappointed that the city’s insurance company chose to make a business decision that was more concerned with the costs of litigation than the facts of the case.

Multiple investigations were conducted into this matter, and all of them confirmed that Matt’s actions on March … Continue reading