• Jury selection complete for trial of officer charged in shooting death of Antwon Rose

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    PITTSBURGH - Jury selection has wrapped up in the trial for the police officer accused of shooting and killing Antwon Rose in East Pittsburgh last summer.

    Michael Rosfeld is charged with criminal homicide in the death of Rose in June 2018.

    It was announced Wednesday morning that all 12 jurors and six alternatives were selected.

    Police were searching for a vehicle in relation to a drive-by shooting in North Braddock when Rosfeld stopped a vehicle matching the description in East Pittsburgh on June 19, 2018.

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    Rose was shot while running away from the car.

    Following Rose's death, protesters took to the streets and highways around Pittsburgh calling for an investigation and police reforms.

    Because of the impact of the shooting, protests and media coverage, the jury was selected from Dauphin County.


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    Channel 11's Aaron Martin is in Dauphin County for jury selection. He spoke with several attorneys about what each side was looking for in a jury.

    Martin was told defense attorneys wanted jurors to be law-abiding citizens who respect law enforcement and would trust an officer's testimony. Prosecutors looked for jurors who are more likely to be skeptical of law enforcement and open to the idea of police misconduct.

    Attorneys said it's the opposite of what both sides typically look for in a jury.


     

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