Madison officer cleared in fatal shooting wants to return
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny wants to return to his job, but the police chief fears for Kenny's safety.
Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced Tuesday Kenny won't face criminal charges in the March shooting death of 19-year-old Tony Robinson. It has sparked passionate protests and intense public scrutiny.
Kenny remains on paid leave, pending an internal investigation to see if he violated department policies. It hasn't been completed but its results are expected soon.
Kenny's attorney, Jim Palmer, tells the Wisconsin State Journal that Kenny's desire to return is rooted in a dedication to service, pointing to the 12-year department veteran's prior time in the U.S. Coast Guard and as a lifeguard.
Chief Mike Koval tells WKOW-TV he's looking at alternatives for Kenny returning to a patrol role.