PA Cop Charged In Killing Of Unarmed Teen Antwon Rose
Former East Pittsburgh police Officer Michael Rosfeld has recently been charged with criminal homicide in the shooting death of 17-year-old Antwon Rose in East Pittsburgh..
Rosfeld was arraigned Wednesday morning and released on $250,000 unsecured bond, according to PA court documents. Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. will hold a briefing Wednesday to go over the charges, but it's been noted in a statement released Wednesday his office objected to Rosefeld's release.
"On the issue of bail, our office argued vigorously against the setting of bail citing both the Pennsylvania State Constitution and statute which indicates that persons charged with a crime that can result in life in prison are not entitled to bail," the release stated. "We believe the magisterial district judge's ruling on bail was improper but we do not plan on contesting it at this time."
Hopefully this set a precedence for the boys in blue Nationwide....