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Attorney General Schimel promises transparent investigation into officer-involved shooting

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 MADISON (WKOW) -- In the wake of an officer-involved shooting that killed 19-year-old Tony Robinson, Attorney General Brad Schimel has released a statement regarding the investigation.

The following is Schimel's official statement:

"I offer my sympathy to the family of the young man who lost his life this morning. As a parent, I can only imagine the heartbreak they must be feeling right now in the wake of this tragedy.

Likewise, I am concerned for the officer involved in this incident, who I imagine is experiencing great trauma, as well.

They are all in my thoughts and prayers.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation will conduct a thorough, professional and transparent investigation into this incident. DCI agents have been on the scene gathering information since we were notified early this morning. Any person who witnessed events or may have images or video that could support this investigation is encouraged to call DCI at 
608-266-1671.


To preserve the integrity of our investigation, it is our practice not to share details while that investigation is in process. DOJ will produce a report for release to the public upon its completion. We are resolved that the result of that investigation will be one in which the public can have confidence."


The Department of Justice said that this is the only statement that will be provided at this time.
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