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DA Zappala 'Respectfully' Disagrees With Rosfeld Verdict

March 22, 2019 - 10:56 pm
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Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala says he may disagree with the verdict handed down in the trial of Michael Rosfeld, he still respects it.

Zappala issued a statement Friday night after a jury came back with a 'not guilty' verdict for former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld in the shooting death of Antwon Rose.

"I have always believed that the criminal justice system belongs to the people and the best example of that is when 12 men and women sit in a room and deliberate how best to pass judgement onto one of their peers," Zapalla said in the statement.

"While I respectfully disagree with their verdict, it is the people of this commonwealth who decide guilty or not guilty and they have spoken in this matter."

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