It is being reported that the City of Madison has settled with the mother of convicted felon Tony Terrell Robinson Jr. for $3.35 million of taxpayer money — blood money from Madison’s guilty white liberals, ashamed that a police officer defended his life from his attacker.
Federal Judge James Peterson had just last week cleared the Madison Police Department. The civil rights case was scheduled to go to trial next week on the officer alone. Being a City employee, the city was ultimately responsible. But it seems clear that Officer Matt Kenny would have been exonerated — that there would be no liability.
After all, an independent investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, confirmed by a Democratic district attorney, cleared Officer Kenny. Madison alders should reject the proposed settlement but they will not.
And while we are at it, who supplied the drugs that made young Robinson a zombie who attacked complete strangers that night in March 2015 without provocation? The police know who supplied those drugs. Madison Police put together a strong criminal case. They presented it to District Attorney Ismael Ozanne. That liberal Democrat(ic) doofus refuses to prosecute.
It would greatly surprise you to know who that drug supplier is.
Madison Police Department statement on settlement
The Madison Police Department was not involved in any of the negotiations that resulted in today’s announced settlement in the Estate of Tony Robinson v. Matt Kenny case, or in the ultimate decision to settle the case. Officer Kenny was cleared of any criminal culpability by the Dane County District Attorney (after an independent investigation conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Criminal Investigation), and was found to have acted within MPD’s Code of Conduct and Standard Operating Procedures after an internal review.
Chief Koval and other department leaders had hoped the civil case would proceed to trial so Officer Kenny could be cleared in this additional venue, however they understand that attorneys, insurance providers and risk managers have reached a business decision based on factors other than the actual facts of the case. The settlement does not express or even suggest an admission of wrongdoing, and does not alter MPD’s view on the matter. Officer Kenny remains assigned to MPD’s Training Section and Mounted Patrol.
Judge Peterson clearly rejected the assertion that MPD’s policies, practices or training were inadequate, and Chief Koval continues to have great confidence in the men and women of the Madison Police Department.”
Madison Police Union statement:
The trial over this lawsuit was going to be Matt’s opportunity to confront the false accusations made against him, and now he will never get that chance. The outrageous decision by the city’s insurance company to settle this lawsuit over Matt’s objection is tantamount to throwing him under the bus. Despite the fact that he and his conduct have been rigorously scrutinized by multiple agencies, the Robinson family has done their best to drag his name through the mud.
Frankly, given how the plaintiffs in this case have publicly demanded justice, I’m actually shocked that they would settle it short of having their day in court. Not only does this offensive settlement unfairly undermine Matt’s service and commitment to the people of Madison, it’s certain to hurt the morale at our department as well. The city’s insurance company shouldn’t risk compromising an officer’s credibility and reputation for the sake of its bottom line, particularly when that officer did their job in accordance with their training and the law. Matt Kenny, and all of the officers in the Madison, deserve better.
–Dan Frei, president of the Madison Professional Police Officers Association (MPPOA)