Rosfeld found not guilty on all counts of criminal homicide in Antwon Rose’s death

Former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld has been found not guilty in the June 19 fatal shooting of Antwon Rose II. Rosfeld, who was charged with criminal homicide, killed Rose in a traffic stop. Rose, 17, was unarmed. Dozens gathered outside the courthouse in the half hour after the verdict to demonstrate in support of Rose. Christian Carter, a youth organizer, read a poem written by Rose before leading the group in a chant calling for justice.

Quincy Kofi Swatson. (Campaign photo)

Pittsburgh council candidate Quincy Kofi Swatson won’t face charges over non-consensual sex allegation

A candidate for Pittsburgh City Council who was accused of assaulting a woman and having non-consensual sex with her released a statement late Tuesday indicating that the district attorney has concluded an investigation and won’t be pursuing charges against him.

A spokesman for the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office said the office investigated the allegation and did not find evidence to meet the burden of proof needed to prosecute any criminal charges against council hopeful Quincy Kofi Swatson.

Pittsburgh has $2 million to spend on early education. How it factors into universal pre-K goals and why a spending plan took 14 months.

Fourteen months ago, Pittsburgh City Council set aside $2 million to support early childhood education in the city. On Tuesday, officials introduced a plan for how the money can be spent. What exactly will the pot of money provide? Why did it take this long to come up with a plan? And how does it factor into the city’s goal of universal pre-K, where all families would have access to high-quality preschool?