• Local legislators look to update police use of force laws

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    PITTSBURGH - State legislators are working on a bill to change the use of deadly force statute by police following the trial of Michael Rosfeld.

    Today, Channel 11 obtained a copy of the bill co-sponsored by Rep. Ed Gainey (D-East Liberty) and Rep. Summer Lee (D-Braddock) that’s being distributed to other House members for co-sponsorship.

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    Referencing the shooting death of Antwon Rose, the bill would eliminate making an arrest as a justification for police using deadly force.

    It calls for de-escalation and non-lethal options before an officer would be allowed to resort to deadly force.

    Activists say they plan on fighting for the bill locally and in Harrisburg in the coming weeks.


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