A jury acquitted a white former police officer Friday in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager 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 was charged with homicide for killing Antwon Rose II last June. Rose was riding in an unlicensed taxi that had been involved in a drive-by shooting minutes earlier when Rosfeld pulled the car over and shot the 17-year-old in the back, arm and side of the face as he ran away.

Another black man dead and receives no justice for this fatal shooting. America is allowing these white police officers to keep shooting our young men and letting them get away. Our condolences go out to Antwon family and friends.

Protesters are in Hotel Indigo in East Liberty following the not guilty verdict given to former East Pittsburgh police Officer Michael Rosfeld who fatally shot Antwon Rose II.


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