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Cop Was Acquitted of Killing Unarmed Teen. Then, Shots

Someone opened fire on ex-cop Michael Rosfield's lawyer's office early Saturday

(Newser) - The father of a slain black teenager pleaded for peace Saturday after the acquittal of a white police officer triggered an apparent retaliatory shooting at the defense attorney's office and touched off protests in the streets of Pittsburgh, reports the AP . The verdict late Friday in the deadly shooting... More »

White Ex-Cop Acquitted in Fatal Shooting of Black Teen

Michael Rosfeld found not guilty in shooting death of 17-year-old Antwon Rose II outside Pittsburgh

(Newser) - A jury on Friday acquitted a white former police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in the back as he was 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 Michael Rosfeld... More »

Suit: Cop Shot Unarmed Teen 'Without Warning'

Excessive force alleged in Antwon Rose's June death

(Newser) - A lawsuit alleging "excessive and deadly force" has followed a homicide charge in the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in East Pittsburgh. "It is time that we begin to seek answers," a lawyer tells ABC News of the federal suit filed Tuesday on behalf... More »

Cop Who Shot Antwon Rose as He Fled Charged With Homicide

Officer Michael Rosfeld appeared in City Court in Pittsburgh

(Newser) - Hours after being sworn in with the East Pittsburgh Police Department, Officer Michael Rosfeld shot Antwon Rose. Now the cop has been charged in connection with the June 19 killing. Philly.com reports Rosfeld appeared in City Court in Pittsburgh Wednesday to face one count of criminal homicide. He... More »

Black Sedan Bulls Through Police-Shooting Protest

Hundreds engage in protest on the streets of Pittsburgh

(Newser) - Hundreds of people hit the streets of Pittsburgh on Friday for the third straight night to protest the police shooting of an unarmed teen, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Angry over the death of Antwon Rose, 17, the protesters stopped and sang outside PNC Park just before 10pm as fans tried... More »

Medical Examiner Weighs In on Unarmed Teen Shot by Cop

Antwon Rose's death has been ruled a homicide

(Newser) - More details are emerging about the death of 17-year-old Antwon Rose, and none of them good. The unarmed Pennsylvania teen was shot dead in East Pittsburgh on Tuesday after he fled a car that had been pulled over in a traffic stop. ABC News reports his death has been ruled... More »

Cop Who Killed 17-Year-Old Sworn Into Duty That Night

Pittsburgh TV station says officer who shot teen Antwon Rose was in his 20s

(Newser) - Two Pittsburgh TV stations are reporting an unusual twist in the story of a police officer who fatally shot a teen fleeing from a traffic stop on Tuesday night—it seems the officer had been officially sworn into duty only earlier that same night. The officer has not been identified,... More »

'He Just Shot That Boy for Running': Traffic Stop Turns Fatal

No weapon was found on teen's body

(Newser) - A police officer fatally shot a 17-year-old boy just seconds after he fled from a traffic stop late Tuesday in a confrontation partly captured on video from a nearby home, the AP reports. Investigators said Wednesday that the car stopped in the town of East Pittsburgh matched the description of... More »

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