The Friday evening police call that would end with an officer fatally shooting an unarmed 19-year-old, sparking heated protests and pained conversations across Madison, started with a report of a man on Williamson Street “yelling and jumping in front of cars.”
Police radio transmissions from Friday night, archived and later posted online, start with dispatchers sending officers to 1125 Williamson St.
With police on the way, a dispatcher tells the officers the man is named Tony Robinson, and that callers have said he hit and tried to strangle someone inside the Williamson Street house.
Less than 20 seconds after an officer radios that he is going into an upstairs apartment, there is a call for shots fired.
In those seconds, police say Robinson and Officer Matt Kenny, 45, who has been with the department more than 12 years, struggled inside the apartment before Kenny fatally shot him. Kenny was injured in the altercation, authorities said.
And, according to script, the protesters and race profiteers are in the streets portraying the Madison police as bigoted assassins on the hunt for black men. All this before the body of Tony Robinson is even room temperature…