Criminal Justice · Police Violence · Racism

19-year-old black man shot by police in Wisconsin: What we know


Days after the Department of Justice released its findings on the deadly shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, another deadly shooting by a police officer is already drawing comparisons and sparking protests.

A Madison, Wisconsin, police officer on Friday evening shot and killed a 19-year-old black teenager who family and friends have identified to local media as Tony Robinson. Police have not yet identified the victim.

Dozens of protesters took to the street Friday night to gather near the scene of the shooting and chant slogans from Ferguson.

The city’s police chief is urging people to remain calm while authorities investigate.

Here are some things we know right now:

The officer was responding to reports of a traffic disturbance.

Police received a call that a man suspected of a recent battery had been “jumping in and out of traffic and dodging cars,” police chief Mike Koval…

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