Attorney general promises transparency in shooting probe

Attorney general promises transparency in shooting probe

Wisconsin’s attorney general is promising a thorough and transparent investigation into the fatal shooting of a teenager by a Madison police officer.

Agents from the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation have been on the scene of shooting gathering information. Police say the 19-year-old man was shot by an officer after a confrontation at an apartment Friday night. He was pronounced dead at a hospital. Family members have identified him as Tony Robinson.

Attorney General Brad Schimel urged any witnesses or those that might have photos or video relevant to the incident to contact his agents. In a statement, Schimel declined to provide any additional details on the fatal shooting.

The state Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation is looking into the shooting because of a new state law that requires police departments to have outside agencies investigate officer-involved deaths.