Family of unarmed black teenager Antwon Rose who was shot by a white cop during a traffic stop wins a $ 2 million settlement
- Antwon Rose, 17, was shot by Michael Rosfeld in Pittsburgh in June 2018
- He tried to run out of a car when Rosfeld shot him three times
- Rose was the passenger in an unregistered taxi when it was pulled
- Rosfeld was acquitted of murder and manslaughter earlier this year
- On Tuesday, his family settled their lawsuit with the city of East Pittsburgh
- They said they were not particularly happy & # 39; were with the amount of $ 2 million
The family of Antwon Rose, a black 17-year-old who was shot by a white cop during a traffic stop, has received a settlement of $ 2 million.
Rose was shot and killed in June 2018 after he ran out of his car when Michael Rosfeld, a police officer from East Pittsburgh, persuaded him.
Rosfeld pulled the trigger three times and claimed he thought the teenager or another suspect had pointed a gun at him. It was recorded on a Facebook video. He was unarmed.
The officer was acquitted of murder in March, but Rose's family continued their civil lawsuit.
Teenage boy Antwon Rose was shot and killed by white agent Michael Rosfeld in June 2018 in East Pittsburgh
Roses mother Michelle Kenney is portrayed in March after the agent acquittal on charges of murder
It was fired on Tuesday in the light of the settlement.
The teen's family will pay $ 800,000 to two law firms that represent them and keep the rest of the settlement to themselves.
S. Lee Merritt, a family lawyer, told it The New York Times the family was not particularly happy with the amount they received, but it was & # 39; the best the city could do & # 39 ;.
& # 39; The purpose of the lawsuit was to figure out a figure that would make police officers in the East Pittsburgh area think before they pull the trigger and force the city to consider better training, & # 39; he said.
Images of the moment when Rosfeld shot Rose when he fled from a traffic jam last June were shown to the jury during the trial of the former police officer in East Pittsburgh. Rosfeld is circled, left and Rose is circled, right
Rose was the passenger in an unregistered taxi when the vehicle was pulled because it looked like a taxi that was involved in a shooting shortly before.
Rosfeld claimed he thought the teenager would shoot him
While Rosfeld handcuffed the driver, Rose and another passenger tried to flee.
He was shot three times – in face, elbow and back.
Rosfeld claimed he thought the teenager reached for a gun and feared for his life.
He was charged with murder, which meant that the jury could have sentenced him for manslaughter or murder, but he was acquitted of all charges.
The decision led to protests outside the courthouse on the day it was announced.
Rosfeld no longer works for the police.
The acquittal of the agent on charges of murder in March led to protests outside the courthouse
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