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Chief: Wisconsin Officer Cleared of Killing Tony Robinson Will Patrol

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.

06/03/2015

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Good Question: How Do They Determine If Deadly Force Was Justified?

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.

08/18/2014

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Deadly Force Bill Now On Fast Track To Gov. Dayton

A bill that would allow citizens more freedom to use deadly force is now on a fast track to Gov. Mark Dayton.

02/23/2012

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Deadly Force Gun Bill Passes Again To Full Senate

A bill expanding the situations where citizens can use deadly force in their home is headed for a vote by the full Minnesota Senate.

02/09/2012

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Bill Aims To Expand Rights To Use Deadly Force

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.”

04/27/2011

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2 St. Cloud Police Officers Cleared In Shooting

Two St. Cloud police officers won’t face charges for shooting and wounding a man during a standoff in October.

12/17/2010