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Local Officials Calling For Charges To Be Filed Against Officer Involved In Shooting Death Of Antwon Rose

Gov. Tom Wolf also comments on the fatal shooting of the 17-year-old

June 26, 2018 - 2:24 pm
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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Some local elected officials are calling for charges against Michael Rosfeld, the East Pittsburgh police officers involved in the shooting death of 17-year-old Antwon Rose.

Among those who spoke today at a rally in front of the City-County Building downtown in favor of charges against Rosfeld were PA State Reps Ed Gainey and Jake Wheatley, Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wager and Pittsburgh City Council members Theresa Kail-Smith, R. Daniel Lavelle and Deb Gross.

Governor Tom Wolf tells the “KDKA Morning News” he's "seen the video of the incident and it's deeply disturbing,” but didn’t call for charges against Rosfeld directly.

“We all deserve the truth and I am hoping the D.A, who is expediting the investigation, does a thorough, swift and complete investigation of what happened,” said Wolf.

Wolf also expressed his sadness over the death of Rose.

“Deepest condolences to the family, the friends, classmates, [and] neighbors of Antwon Rose . . . the death of a child I can’t imagine, it’s just horrifying and I think all of us are struggling to understand the tragedy.”

Wolf says he believes District Attorney Stephen Zappala is expediting the investigation of Rose's shooting. Rose's family is calling for homicide charges to be filed Tuesday against officer Michael Rosfeld.

The governor also says the Commonwealth will provide any resources that are necessary. 

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