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$3.35 million settlement for family of black teen killed by officer

Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. – Relatives of an unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot by police in Madison, Wisconsin, say they have settled a federal civil rights lawsuit for $3.35 million.

Attorneys for the family of Tony Robinson announced the settlement Thursday. City attorney Mike May says the city doesn’t have an immediate statement. The Robinson family plans to address the media Thursday afternoon.

Madison police officer Matt Kenny, who is white, shot the unarmed 19-year-old man in an apartment house after responding to calls about Robinson behaving erratically. Kenny was later cleared of criminal wrongdoing and an internal investigation found he didn’t violate any police policies.

The shooting sparked protests throughout the city and calls for examination of police use of force.

Attorneys for Robinson and Kenny did not immediately respond to messages.

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