Officer in Antwon Rose shooting left university job after case there dropped

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A Pennsylvania police officer who fired the shots that killed a teenager fleeing a traffic stop left his previous job with a university police force about a month after prosecutors dropped a case against three men he’d filed charges against.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that 30-year-old Officer Michael Rosfeld was working for the University of Pittsburgh police Dec. 9 when he responded to the bar fight and charged three men with simple assault. Allegheny County prosecutors withdrew all charges on Dec. 21.

Rosfeld left university police on Jan. 18 and was hired by the East Pittsburgh police in mid-May.

Officials say he shot 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr. Tuesday night after stopping a car officials say matched a vehicle wanted in a shooting in a nearby town.

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