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Police blotter: April 9 – April 15

Michael Rosfeld has until May 20 to

By News Editors

April 16, 2020

The Pitt News collates and publishes the Pitt police’s media crime log on a weekly basis.

Greensburg man dead after Oakland motorcycle collision

City police responded to a vehicle accident involving a motorcycle around 4:40 p.m. at the corner of Louisa Street and Meyran Avenue.

By Jon Moss, News Editor

March 25, 2020

A Greensburg man died Tuesday afternoon after being struck on his motorcycle by a vehicle at the corner of Louisa Street and Meyran Avenue.

911 operators call on each other for support

According to Don Sand, division chief of 911 operations at the Allegheny County Police Department, 911 operator shifts can last anywhere from eight to 16 hours, and operators can receive up to 4,200 calls per day.

By Azmeer Omar, For The Pitt News

March 5, 2020

There is a strict procedure 911 operators have to follow for each call, from providing instructions for emergency medical intervention to dispatching local emergency service personnel. But while operators remain calm on the line, the trauma they negotiate in each call can translate to psychological stress away from the job.

Criminal complaint charges Pitt student with ethnic intimidation, making terroristic threats

Criminal complaint charges Pitt student with ethnic intimidation, making terroristic threats

By Jon Moss and Janine Faust

July 30, 2019

A rising junior political science major was accused on July 13 of one count each of ethnic intimidation, terroristic threats and harassment in a criminal complaint filed by a Mt. Lebanon police officer.

Top 10: Places to jaywalk in Oakland

Jaywalking is a dangerous and illegal activity that increases the risk of being struck by motor vehicles.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 5, 2019

We at The Pitt News say get the goobermint out of our crimes of convenience! Here are the top 10 places to jaywalk in Oakland.

Opinion | Our police deserve better mental health care

At least 165 officers died from suicide in 2018, marking the third straight year that police suicides outnumbered line-of-duty deaths.

By Jeremy Wang, Assistant Opinions Editor

April 2, 2019

Police in America faced a deadly year in 2018 with 144 line of duty deaths. Far less attention is paid to police suicides, which are just as deadly.

Downtown protests against Rosfeld verdict focus on change, solidarity

Protesters marched from Freedom Corner in the Hill District to Market Square, where they continued their demonstration.

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

A jury acquitted Rosfeld Friday after only four hours of deliberation, which drew peaceful protesters to the Hill District neighborhood less than 24 hours later.

GALLERY: Rosfeld verdict protest

Pitt Police officers blocked the Fifth Avenue entrance to Litchfield Towers as protesters filled the street.

By Hannah Heisler, Bader Abdulmajeed, and Thomas Yang

March 23, 2019


Jury finds Rosfeld not guilty in Rose shooting case

Protesters gathered outside the Allegheny County Courthouse in June to protest Antwon Rose's death. (TPN File Photo)

By Brian Gentry and Emily Wolfe

March 22, 2019

Michael Rosfeld, a white former Pitt Police officer, was found not guilty of the June 19, 2018 shooting of black 17-year-old Antwon Rose Friday evening.

Michael Rosfeld charged with homicide in Antwon Rose killing

Telmar Palmer was charged Sept. 1 with invasion of privacy and attempted indecent assault.

By Christian Snyder | Editor-in-chief

June 27, 2018

Michael Rosfeld, the 30-year-old East Pittsburgh police officer from Penn Hills who fatally shot 17-year-old Antwon Rose on June 19, has been charged with one count of criminal homicide, according to court documents filed Wednesday morning. Rosfeld turned himself at City Court on Wednesday at 6:30 a.m. and was granted an unsecured $250,000 b...

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