The river of racism rolls on and on and on…
- Michael Rosfeld found not guilty of homicide
- Antwon Rose II, 17, ran from unlicensed taxi
The family of an unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot by a white police officer expressed anger and sadness over a jury’s decision to acquit, as Pittsburgh braced for protests.
Former East Pittsburgh officer Michael Rosfeld was charged with homicide for shooting Antwon Rose II in the back as the 17-year-old ran away from a traffic stop last June. But Rosfeld walked out of the courtroom a free man on Friday after jurors rejected the argument that he acted as “judge, jury and executioner”, in the words of an assistant district attorney.