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Mayor Soglin says he trusts the people of Madison will do the right thing

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 MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison Mayor Paul Soglin said Monday he is supportive of protesters who are grieving the deadly police shooting Tony Robinson. He added he has no advice on how they should conduct themselves but trusts the people of Madison to do the right thing.

Police have said there's no indication Robinson had a gun.

Mayor Soglin acknowledged some similarities with the shooting of an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri. But he said Madison's problems won't be solved by comparing the two situations and he did not say Ferguson in his responses, instead referring to it as the city that starts with an "F."

Police Officer Matthew Kenny, 45, shot and killed Tony Robinson, 19, on Friday night. Police say Officer Kenny forced his way into an apartment after hearing what he thought was a disturbance while responding to a call. Madison Police Chief Mike Koval says the two men struggled and Officer Kenny was punched in the face with a fist.



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