|David S. Matthews, Administrator of |
the Division of Criminal Investigation is
leading the investigation of the killing of
Tony Robinson, 19-years-old
Update: WISC News: "The Dane County Medical Examiner says 19-year-old Tony Robinson suffered firearm trauma to his head, torso and right arm."
Just had to shoot this young man to death, right? White police shooting young, black men to death, a common occurrence in the United States, provokes outrage but not surprise.
Updated: The Wisconsin Attorney General is Republican Brad Schimel, former district attorney of Waukesha County (R-White People) and a dedicated partisan who was elected last year on a campaign devoid of civil rights activists and criminal justice reformists.
Schimel leads the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
During Schimel's predecessor's tenure the DoJ became so deeply immersed in partisan activity any semblance of trust in its objectivity was destroyed.
In the investigation into the police killing of Tony Robinson under 2013 Wisconsin Act 348, Brad Schimel's election changes nothing.
Former attorney general J.B. Van Hollen is gone, replaced by Schimel earlier this year.
No organization headed by a Wisconsin Republican these days, especially the DoJ, brings to Wisconsin citizens cause for trust.
Heading up the investigation into the police killing of Tony Robinson is not a civil rights activist, a turgid UW-Madison law professor, investigators from the Innocence Project, or an investigative counsel like a modern-day John Doar, Bill Dixon or Hillary Clinton.
The man in charge of providing answers to the Robinson family, friends and Wisconsin is: David S. Matthews, Administrator of the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI).
Matthews was appointed to his current position by Van Hollen in 2012.
The DCI, charged with investigating the killing, is described by Anne E. Schwartz, Director of Communications and Public Affairs of the Wisconsin Department of Justice as a "division of full-time, sworn, professional, veteran law enforcement investigators," in an email.
Veteran law enforcement investigators investigating a killing by a veteran law enforcement officer. The whole point of Act 348 is to have objective, external investigations into police-involved shootings.
Trust is all the Wisconsin people have to go on in this matter, and if truth be the objective, trust in these matters in Wisconsin is for fools.
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