- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A white Madison Police officer who killed an unarmed biracial man earlier this month was sober after the shooting, according blood test results that the police union released Thursday.

The test shows that Officer Matt Kenny had no alcohol or drugs in his system when his blood was drawn about two hours after the March 6 shooting, according to results released by the Wisconsin Professional Police Association. The testing was conducted by Indiana-based AIT Laboratories.

Kenny shot 19-year-old Tony Robinson in an apartment house near the state Capitol on March 6. The officer was responding to calls that Robinson had attacked two people and was running in and out of traffic. Police said Kenny entered the apartment house after hearing a disturbance inside and that Robinson attacked him.

The shooting led members of the city’s black community to stage daily protests for about a week. The demonstrations were peaceful, although protesters have called for Kenny to be fired and charged with homicide.

Toxicology tests from Robinson’s autopsy have not been released.

The state Justice Department is investigating the incident in accordance with a state law that requires outside agencies to investigate officer-involved deaths. The agency expects to turn over its final reports this week to Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne, who will make the final decision on whether to file charges.


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