Richardson posts bond with help from family, local advocacy groups

Katoine Richardson

MADISON, Wis. — A man arrested during an incident where a Madison police officer shot another officer posted bond Thursday with the help of local advocacy groups who said he was unfairly and incorrectly portrayed as the person responsible for shooting the officer.

Katoine Richardson is charged with carrying a concealed weapon, being in possession of a firearm, causing substantial bodily harm/soft tissue injury to an officer while resisting arrest and three counts of bail jumping.

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Earlier on Thursday, a Dane County judge reduced Richardson’s cash bond from $16,000 to $11,000.

As part of his bond conditions, Richardson is supposed to avoid the State and Langdon street areas, not be in possession of any weapons and abide by a 10 p.m. curfew.

The 19-year-old was arrested Oct. 10 during an incident involving an officer with the Madison Police Department who “inadvertently” shot another officer while trying to take Richardson into custody. Richardson was armed with a loaded gun at the time, but court documents make no mention of him ever firing a gun.

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