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Andrea Irwin holds a photo of her son Tony Robinson, on April 1, 2015 in Madison, Wis. Irwin, whose biracial son died at the hands of a white Madison Wisconsin police officer in March, says she trusts prosecutors will get to the truth of what really happened. (Carrie Antlfinger/AP)
Andrea Irwin holds a photo of her son Tony Robinson, on April 1, 2015 in Madison, Wis. Irwin, whose biracial son died at the hands of a white Madison Wisconsin police officer in March, says she trusts prosecutors will get to the truth of what really happened. (Carrie Antlfinger/AP)
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In Madison, Wisc., today, Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne will announce whether or not he's filing charges against a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, biracial teenager.

Madison Officer Matt Kenny shot 19-year-old Tony Robinson in an apartment house on March 6, reportedly after calls had come in that Robinson was behaving erratically and had assaulted two people.

Robinson's death sparked a week of peaceful demonstrations in Madison at the time, and protesters are planning to take to the streets again tomorrow, after the announcement.

Here & Now's Robin Young checks in on the case, and on how its reverberating in Madison, with Gilman Halsted, criminal justice reporter for Wisconsin Public Radio.

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This segment aired on May 12, 2015.

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