Antwon Rose Jr. Death: East Pittsburgh Officer Charged with Criminal Homicide

Antwon Rose Jr.

(From CBS News)

The East Pittsburgh Police officer who fatally shot 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr. on June 19 has been charged, CBS Pittsburgh reports. According to court records, a charge of criminal homicide has been filed against East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld.

According to sources, Rosfeld had only been on duty in East Pittsburgh for three weeks, and he was formally sworn in about 90 minutes before the fatal shooting. Rosfeld had been working as a police officer in the region since 2011.

He had previously worked in Harmarville and Oakmont. He also worked for the University of Pittsburgh Police Department and was reportedly dismissed for cause from the university. The university turned his personnel file over to county investigators as part of the investigation. . . .

Rosfeld was placed on paid administrative leave after the shooting, which has triggered several protests in the area.

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