DOJ nears completion of Madison PD OID

Mar 12 2015
DOJ nears completion of Madison PD OID

The Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation has devoted considerable resources to the investigation of the officer-involved shooting in Madison on March 6, 2015.


Pursuant to 2013 Wisconsin Act 348, DCI is leading “an investigation that is conducted by at least two investigators… neither of whom is employed by a law enforcement agency that employs a law enforcement officer involved in the officer-involved death.”


To date, this investigation has involved:


  • More than 100 investigative reports
  • More than 60 witness interviews
  • Interviews of more than 40 separate households as a part of the neighborhood canvass
  • 29 agents, analysts and supervisors from the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation
  • In addition to the core group of DCI agents in Madison, additional staffing has been provided from DCI offices in Appleton, Milwaukee and Wausau


The role of the Department of Justice is to obtain the facts and present them to the district attorney for his consideration. It will be the Dane County District Attorney’s responsibility to review the facts and then to issue a public statement concerning his conclusions. Pending the receipt of toxicology and other forensic evidence that was sent to an outside lab, reports are expected to be delivered to the Dane County District Attorney in about two weeks.


"We have been working expeditiously and we are near the point where we have completed the interviews and collection of information in this investigation," Attorney General Brad Schimel said Thursday. “At the end of the day, this is a human tragedy for Tony Robinson’s family and for the police officer involved.”