• Officer charged with shooting, killing Antwon Rose waives preliminary hearing

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    PITTSBURGH - The East Pittsburgh police officer charged with shooting and killing Antwon Rose has waived his preliminary hearing.

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

    Rose was shot and killed last month during a traffic stop in East Pittsburgh, hours after Rosfeld had been sworn into the department.

    Rosfeld's attorney Patrick Thomassey told Channel 11 several days ago he was working to get the preliminary hearing waived because there would be nothing to gain and that he would just stir up emotions. 


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    Since Rosfeld waived his preliminary hearing, it means the case against him will now go to trial.

    Rosfeld remains on electronic house arrest while awaiting trial. 

    The district attorney said Rosfeld's life was not in danger and that he should have never opened fire.

    He is scheduled to appear in court for a formal arraignment on August 22.


     

     

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