Protests after East Pittsburgh cop acquitted over black teen's death
Carmen Ashley, the great aunt of Antwon Rose II, holds the memorial card from his funeral in June. File photo: Justin Merriman/Getty Images
Shots were fired Saturday at the office of the defense attorney of an East Pittsburgh police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black 17-year-old after he was acquitted of homicide, triggering protests, the AP reports.
The details: As protests continued into Saturday night, the father of Antwon Rose II called for peace after the apparent retaliatory shooting following a jury finding Michael Rosfeld, 30, a former officer in East Pittsburgh, not guilty of homicide Friday.
What he's saying: "I want peace, period, all the way around," Antwon Rose Sr. told a crowd, according to the AP. "Just because there was violence doesn’t mean that we counter that with violence."
What's next? Rose’s family has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Rosfeld and East Pittsburgh.