A white Wisconsin police officer was exonerated Wednesday by an internal investigation of his fatal shooting of an unarmed 19-year-old biracial man, a move that follows prosecutors declining to file charges and clears the way for him to get his job back. The Madison Police Department issued a summary of its finding that Officer Matt Kenny did not violate its deadly force policies in the March 6 shooting death of 19-year-old Tony Robinson.
Nine days after their son was killed by a Ferguson police officer, Michael Brown’s family now says they are convinced the officer who shot him should be punished.
A bill that would allow citizens more freedom to use deadly force is now on a fast track to Gov. Mark Dayton.
A bill expanding the situations where citizens can use deadly force in their home is headed for a vote by the full Minnesota Senate.
The Minnesota Legislature opens hearings on a bill Thursday expanding the right of Minnesotans to use deadly force against intruders in their home, sometimes called the “Castle Doctrine.”
Two St. Cloud police officers won’t face charges for shooting and wounding a man during a standoff in October.