Finally… the investigation has been done for weeks.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin prosecutor said he will announce on Tuesday whether charges will be filed against a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 19-year-old biracial man in Madison.
Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne had promised to give the public advance notice of the announcement in the case of Madison Officer Matt Kenny, who shot 19-year-old Tony Robinson in an apartment on March 6. Ozanne issued a brief statement on Sunday saying he would make his findings public on Tuesday.
I fear this liberal DA is going to give into the liberal mob in looking for a sacrificial lamb at the alter of liberalism.
I agree Kevin. This could get really ugly if the DA plays politics with this one. All the evidence released thus far seems to support the basis that the shooting was 100% justified.
I wish my parents would simply teach their kids “do not attack cops” under any circumstances, and none of these “kids” would be dead…
As far as I know, Wisconsin utilizes independent investigators. If that investigator finds violations the DA has no choice but to seek charges. Walkers law, a conservative, as far from the alter of liberalism as one can get. You’ll never find any solutions in blame and it takes away from any intelligent solutions you may offer in the future.
The worldview of DA can skew any investigation result.
The investigation could literally say the officer did the correct thing and the DA could still prosecute.
Highly unlikely. The court wouldn’t hear the case much lees get a conviction if the officer did the correct thing and the DA could face charges. There are appropriate checks and balances in place. No judge would tolerate such abuses of the law especially if it compromised the integrity of the court.
Are you accusing District Attorney Ozanne of altering or tampering with the results of an investigation in order to falsely prosecute Officer Kenny?
No. I’m saying DA could ignore the facts to satisfy the liberal mob.
So, you believe, District Attorney Ozanne “could”/would be willing to sacrifice his career, violate his oath as an attorney/office and risk possible criminal charges, by going against an official investigation, “to satisfy the liberal mob”? Do you think a judge or the WI Bar Assc. would allow that to happen? Is that really what it’s come to in WI? If it was your child would you trust the DA or would you ask for an independent Christian Republican to step in to make sure the shooting was justified? This isn’t a witch hunt. Everyone’s following the rules as established by Walker in a police involved shooting. What more do you want?
In Dane County, anything is possible.
If the DA reads the investigation in fashion you suggest, yes.
However, given what Democrat John Chisolm has done to simple political speech the last 2 years, do lawyer ethics even matter to the State bar?
I hope you are correct, but Ozanne tends to be even more lefty than Chisolm in his decision making. We have to be on guard that rationality is not thrown out window here.
I knew there had to be more to this. Let’s not forget a special bipartisan investigation resulted in convictions. Do you also blame the Republicans that were part of investigative team or just the liberals. Deep seeded misplaced spite has nothing to do with this case.
The investigation also resulted in child enticement charges against a D.P.I. employee. If Chisolm’s investigation prevented a predator from being on the street it was worth it.
Not misplaced spite, just know what liberals are capable of, and I am highly vigilant.
I have no problem with other investigations, just concerned about the fate of this fine police officer.
I share your concerns with the officers involved in all the cases we have discussed. There’s no magic solution to the rare cases of excessive force and I agree the benefit of the doubt should be given to the officers.
An extra note on the Chisolm investigations: I think that there was a need for the investigations. I also think that there was some political motivation involved. However, I find it hard to believe that everyone involved would participate in a blatant political witch hunt. I place my trust in the system. There are bad cops and there are bad prosecutors. The corruption that’s rampant in our country isn’t so bad in WI (I hope). We have people of great character and it would only take one to expose any wrong doing (witch hunt). I support your efforts to praise officers for a job well done but sometimes praise needs to be given at the right time and the right place. Without that consideration it could be unintentionally incite full.
All people, Democrats and Republicans, Christians and Muslims, blacks and whites, are capable of horrible acts. I try really hard to see the good in everyone even those who have made mistakes. Sometimes that side of me gets labeled liberal but I can live with that.
“I’m saying DA could ignore the facts to satisfy the liberal mob.”
Or DA could rationally examine the facts the exonerate the police officer.
Hope you didn’t place any wagers on this one.
No I didn’t. However, I am pleasantly surprised.
This was the correct result.