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Heenan's roommates sit down with Mayor Soglin Monday


MADISON (WKOW) -- Coordinators for the petition to take Madison officer Stephen Heimsness off the streets met with Madison Mayor Paul Soglin on Monday.

Heimsness shot and killed unarmed Paul Heenan during a burglary investigation in November. A police department investigation and an investigation by the Dane County District Attorney's office both cleared Heimsness of any wrongdoing in the Heenan's death.

Heenan's friends and roommates, Nathan and Amelia Royko-Maurer, created a petition on the website change.org calling for Madison Police Chief Noble Wray to keep officer Heimsness off the streets.

The couple says they will be filing a formal complaint to have Madison Police re-open the case. They say they're not satisfied, and say they have been given too much doubt to settle with the way things went in the case.

"I guess we feel like it would be disrespectful and irresponsible to the memory of our friend to have these questions in our head and not pursue, to the best of our ability, their answers," Nathan Royko-Maurer said.

Heenan's friends sat down with Soglin on Monday to talk about their concerns. They say Soglin is not currently planning on intervening in any way. They say he isn't saying much, and won't until three separate internal investigations are complete.

"The main message was that this is not the completed process and he's hesitant to make plans to make commitments to do anything really until the full investigation, and possibly any appeals to the police and fire commission, have been made," Royko-Maurer said.

Royko-Maurer and his wife believe the full investigation will show Heenan could not identify that Heimsness was officer.

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