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Madison chief: Death of unarmed man has strained relations

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Madison's police chief says the death of an unarmed 19-year-old man who was shot by an officer has strained relations between his department and the community.

But Police Chief Mike Koval says he doesn't see the death of Tony Robinson as a defining moment for his department.

Koval made his comments in an interview broadcast Sunday on "UpFront with Mike Gousha." Koval said Madison is "exhausted on many levels" after Officer Matt Kenny, who is white, fatally shot Robinson, who was biracial.

Police say Robinson was shot after a confrontation in which he assaulted Kenny. The Wisconsin Department of Justice is investigating.

The Capital Times reports Koval said in the interview he knows police have "a long way to go" in rebuilding trust with the community after the shooting.

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