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Madison officer involved in shooting was highly praised

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Madison police officer who shot and killed an unarmed 19-year-old had been highly praised for acts of heroism and professionalism in his 13 years on the force.

Officer Matt Kenny's personnel file contains 46 accolades, mostly from supervisors.

The file obtained by the Wisconsin State Journal ( shows Kenny had one reprimand letter, for accidentally leaving his gun in a public bathroom in 2007.

Kenny is on paid leave pending the investigation into the March 6 shooting of Tony Robinson. Kenny is white, Robinson is biracial. The killing prompted protests and allegations of racism.

The Associated Press sought Kenny's file through an open-records request. Kenny authorized the Wisconsin Professional Police Association to release the file to the newspaper. The union declined to immediately give the documents to the AP.

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