Antwon Rose II, 17, was shot and killed June 19 by East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld. Days of protests demanding justice followed. On Wednesday, Rosfeld was charged with criminal homicide.
East Pittsburgh is one of more than 100 police departments in Allegheny County, and several local state lawmakers have called for a “framework” that aims to prevent shootings by police.
We broke down questions about lethal force, criminal homicide, and bond. But we also want our community’s help in better understanding how policing across Western Pa. works and how a short distance between municipalities can make a difference.
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