Monday, May 20, 2019
Jury Selection Set In Officer’s Trial For Killing Black Teen
By Associated Press
Published March 14, 2019

East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld (right) was charged with one count of criminal homicide in the shooting death of 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr. (AP Photo)

Jury selection begins this week in the trial of an East Pittsburgh police officer charged with homicide in the shooting death of an unarmed Black teenager.

Officer Michael Rosfeld is charged with shooting Antwon Rose Jr. as the teen fled a traffic stop last June. Rosfeld is White.

In January, a judge ordered that the jury be selected from outside Allegheny County due to extensive pre-trial publicity.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports jurors will be selected in Harrisburg beginning Tuesday. After 12 jurors and four alternates are selected, they will be bused to Pittsburgh for the start of testimony beginning next week.

The jury will be sequestered in a hotel for the duration of the trial, which is expected to last two weeks.

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