Jurors chosen in white officer's shooting of black teenager
Former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld, charged with homicide in the shooting death of Antwon Rose II, arrives at the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, March 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
(Harrisburg) — A 12-member jury including three blacks is in place for next week’s trial of a white former Pennsylvania police officer accused of criminal homicide for the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager last year.
The final three jurors and four alternates were selected Wednesday to hear the allegations against former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld.
Rosfeld is charged in the June death of 17-year-old Antwon Rose after Rosfeld stopped a vehicle Rose was in as part of a shooting investigation.
The main jury panel includes two black women and one black man. The jury will be sequestered.
Jurors were being picked in Harrisburg because of pretrial publicity, but the trial will be in Pittsburgh.
Rosfeld’s lawyer has argued he was afraid and the shooting was justified.