UPDATE: Young Gifted and Black Coalition planning demonstrations after DA gives 48-hour notice of Tony Robinson decision
UPDATE (WKOW)-- The Madison Police Department and community activists have 48-hours to get their plans in order before a decision is released Tuesday in the shooting death of 19-year-old Tony Robinson.
Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne says he'll announce on Tuesday whether Madison Officer Matt Kenny will face charges in the shooting.
Members of the Young Gifted and Black Coalition say regardless of the decision, they're currently planning a large-scale demonstration on Wednesday and possibly other activities later in the week.
YGB members didn't want to go too in-depth explaining what these demonstrations would look like, but organizers tell 27 News that more information will be released late Sunday evening on the group's Facebook page.
Based on previous cases of officer-involved shootings, organizers say they're expecting to see no charges against Kenny. They say even if they are pleasantly surprised and charges are filed against the Madison police officer, the discussion of racial issues will continue long after this week is over.
"Charges are not justice, even a conviction itself is not justice in itself. Real justice is dismantling the systems and addressing the issues at hand that had led to Tony Robinson's murder," Young Gifted and Black Coalition organizer Matthew Braunginn says.
"It's definitely not over. This is a lifelong struggle. It has to go towards addressing the systems at hand. Otherwise we're just addressing one individual case."
The Young Gifted and Black Coalition is currently using social media to reach out to area youth. Organizers say a demonstration similar to the size of what we saw at the Wisconsin State Capitol several weeks ago is possible.
"It's tough to really gauge exactly what's going to happen. Some time has past, but then again, if no charges are going to be filed, that's going to bring out a lot of really raw and rough emotions that are still coming out," Braunginn says.
MADISON (WKOW) – The Dane County District Attorney will release his decision on Tuesday on whether to charge the Madison Police officer who shot and killed Tony Robinson.
Right now, Officer Matt Kenny is on administrative leave while the investigation into Robinson's death on March 6th continues.
The Division of Criminal Investigation conducted the first part of the case, as is state law, because the shooting involved a police officer. They handed their findings to District Attorney Ismael Ozanne last month.
Ozanne will hold a press conference to discuss his findings on Tuesday.
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