Antwon Rose’s Family Promises For The Teen’S Justice On Cop’s Acquittal – 17-year-old Antwon Rose, who fatally shot by an East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld, Antwon Rose’s Family fights for justice against Cop’s Acquittal.
Antwon Rose’s Family Promises For The Teen’S Justice On Cop’s Acquittal:
Michelle Kenney, Antwon Rose II’s mother, said, “I hope that man never sleeps at night, I hope he gets as much sleep as I do, which is none.” and she added, “It isn’t what I hoped for, but it’s what I expected,”
Attorney S. Lee Merritt said Friday, “It will have to be challenged, in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. It will have to continue to be challenged on a federal level,” and he added, “Antwon Rose was shot in his back. … He was unarmed, and he did not pose a threat to the officer or to the community, and the verdict today says that is OK, that is acceptable behavior from a police officer,”.
East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld said:
East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld said Thursday that he initially stopped the gold Chevrolet Cruze that Rose and others because of similarity of the description of a car involved in a drive-by shooting 20 minutes before. He got information from radio dispatch communications that between 10 and 12 shots were fired in the drive-by, and also got signal having more than one armed suspect in the car. Rosfeld noticed that the car with a shattered rear windshield was riddled with bullet holes.
According to Rosfeld both Antwon Rose and the another passenger, Zaijuan Hester, then 17, move from the car at the same time. He couldn’t find separately between the two to say which one was pointing what he thought was a handgun at him, so he shot his gun in the general direction of both.
“I’m not going to wait to be attacked,” Rosfeld said on the stand having the intention had been to get all three occupants on the ground as he awaited backup, according to the criminal complaint.
How Antwon Rose Shot:
Michael Rosfeld, a former East Pittsburgh police officer, was charged with homicide for shooting three times Antwon Rose in the back as 17-year-old teen ran during a traffic stop on June 19. The video was captured by an eye-witness and that was posted on Facebook. But Rosfeld became free man Friday after jury’s decision as Rose’s “judge, jury and executioner,” in the words of an assistant district attorney. Three and a half days of testimony and four hours of jury deliberations led to a verdict of not guilty on all counts.