Monday, 22 July, 2019

Antwon Rose Protests Continue In Pittsburgh For Third Straight Night

Police shooting of boy spurs more protests, appeals Antwon Rose Protests Continue In Pittsburgh For Third Straight Night
Deanna Wagner | 25 June, 2018, 22:14

Rose was killed Tuesday after police in the town of East Pittsburgh stopped a auto officials say matched a vehicle wanted in a shooting in a nearby town.

The parade and music festival, scheduled long before an East Pittsburgh police officer shot and killed the 17-year-old Woodland Hills honor graduate as he ran from police during a traffic stop, celebrates the June 19, 1865, freedom declaration by Union Army Maj.

The death of Rose was the latest in a string of killings of black men by police that have triggered street protests and fueled a renewed national debate about bias in the USA criminal justice system. Police declined to say whether Rose was shot in the back.

This ban comes as some Pittsburgh news outlets have reported conflicting information about Antwon's role in a non-lethal drive-by shooting that took place in nearby North Braddock just before the auto he was riding in was stopped by the East Pittsburgh officer who shot him.

Police investigators are still pouring over evidence in the shooting while activists have called for homicide charges to filed against the police officer.

Rose was killed Tuesday night after being shot by a police officer who was investigating a shooting in which a 22-year-old man was injured when someone fired nine.40-caliber rounds at him from a auto.

"The analysis required of a fact finder in a case alleging police wrongdoing only looks at the officer's state of mind at the time that an action was taken; it's not done in hindsight after facts are learned", he said.

The Allegheny County Police and district attorney's office are investigating. We know that he was not armed at the time he was shot down, that he posed no immediate threat to anyone, and that, significantly, the driver of the vehicle he occupied was released from police custody. Police said he had been operating as a jitney, or unlicensed cab.

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According the Washington Post's Fatal Force database, at least 495 people have been killed by police this year.

Although he has not yet been named, the police officer - described as being in his 20s - had been serving in the region for seven years.

The Allegheny County police also denounced some local media accounts citing anonymous "police sources" about a video that purportedly shows Antwon Rose firing a gun during the drive-by incident and that gunshot residue was found on his hands. The information about gunshot residue is also false.

"While ACPD does have a video showing the North Braddock incident, that video does NOT show Antwon Rose firing a gun", it said in a statement Friday night.

Family attorney Fred Rabner said the discovery of the ammunition clip after the shooting should not be conflated with a reason to use deadly force. Civil rights attorney S. Lee Merritt, who also is representing the family, has said he's struggled to find any justification for the shooting.

On Friday, he shared a poem written by the teenager. "The community has made it clear, I think, that they want a conclusion brought to this matter as rapidly as possible, but you have to keep in mind that justice is a process, so you've got to take this through the steps", he said.

"I see mothers bury their sons", the poem read, in part.