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PA: Ex-Cop Who Shot and Killed Unarmed Teen Antwon Rose Acquitted

HeadlineMar 25, 2019

Back in the U.S., a white former police officer charged with killing unarmed African-American teenager Antwon Rose in East Pittsburgh last year was acquitted on Friday. Video of the June 19 shooting shows officer Michael Rosfeld shot Rose in the back while the teenager was trying to flee a traffic stop. Rosfeld had been sworn in to the city’s police department just three hours before the shooting. At a vigil Sunday, Rose’s mother Michelle Kenney said she would continue to fight for justice for her son.

Michelle Kenney: “The problem is the law. The problem isn’t the individual. If we rewrite the law, then all individuals gotta abide by it. So that’s where we gotta start at. So, no, it’s not over for me. I got a long fight ahead of me. A long fight. We gotta rewrite the law. And one way or the other, Michael Rosfeld gotta answer for what he did to Antwon.”

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