Hundreds gather in support of police

Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 -- 6:30 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. -- Hundreds gathered at the Capitol to show their support for police on Wednesday following an officer-involved shooting.

More than 300 people showed up to the event held at the Law Enforcement Memorial on the Capitol Square. Organizers say the event wasn't about them, but about the officers.

A moment of silence was held for Tony Robinson, the 19-year-old who was killed during an officer-involved shooting on Friday, and his family at the beginning of the event.

Protesters showed up at the rally voicing their distrust in police, asking "Who did they kill? Tony Robinson."

The pro-police rally responded by joining together and singing the national anthem.

Many retired police officers were in attendance. One spoke with NBC 15 about a time when his partner had to use deadly force. He said unless you have been in a similar situation, no one should judge.

"Until the complete facts are out there and the investigation is complete, people are making assumptions that may or may not be true," Vern Bronson, a retired Madison police officer, said.

Police Chief Mike Koval and Mayor Paul Soglin were also both at the rally.

Currently, the Department of Justice is handling the investigation into the shooting.