Opinions & Features November 24, 2019 at 04:00 pm

These white police officers shot and killed unarmed blacks and are now walking free

Mohammed Awal November 24, 2019 at 04:00 pm

November 24, 2019 at 04:00 pm | Opinions & Features

Michael Rosfeld, the former East Pittsburgh police officer who was acquitted in the death of Antwon Rose II.
Michael Rosfeld, the former East Pittsburgh police officer who was acquitted in the death of Antwon Rose II. Credit…Matt Rourke/Associated Press

Michael Rosfeld

Rosfeld was acquitted by a jury in March 2019 for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, fleeing a high-stakes traffic stop outside Pittsburgh, a confrontation that was captured on video and led to weeks of unrest.

Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Rosfeld was charged with homicide for killing Antwon Rose II last June. 

Rose was riding in an unlicensed taxi that had been involved in a drive-by shooting minutes earlier when Rosfeld pulled the car over and shot the 17-year-old in the back, arm and side of the face as he ran away.

The family of Rose reached a $2 million settlement in the federal civil right lawsuit for the murder of their son.

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