*(Via Black Voices) – The mother of 19-year-old Tony Robinson, who was fatally shot by police in Madison, Wisconsin, in March, said her family “absolutely” plans to sue the police.
Hours after the Dane County district attorney said Madison Officer Matt Kenny wouldn’t be charged in Robinson’s killing, the teen’s mother, Andrea Irwin, appeared on CNN.
Host Anderson Cooper asked if she planned to file a lawsuit against the Madison Police Department. “Absolutely,” Irwin answered.
“The things that have taken place since my son passed — the things that have been done to my family and to me — they have gone above and beyond to make sure they have kicked me when I’m down,” Irwin said. “They have done a smear campaign against my child and against me since this began.”
Protestors peacefully demonstrated Tuesday night following the DA’s announcement, as they did after Robinson was killed.
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Watch Tony Robinson’s mother speak to CNN’s Anderson Cooper about her son’s killing: