PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Michael Rosfeld is fighting to get his job back, but the University of Pittsburgh says they have no intention of rehiring him.
Rosfeld initially filed a lawsuit in January claiming he was fired due to an arrest he made in 2017.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Police Cracking Down On Off-Road Vehicles Driving City Streets
He says the firing was because one of the people arrested was the son of a high-ranking official.
According to the criminal complaint, Rosfeld was given a termination notice on Jan. 18, 2018.
He claims he was never given the opportunity to provide evidence prior to his termination.
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Last night, the university’s police department released a statement saying they have no intention of reinstating Rosfeld.
In part, they said, “Please be assured that the department has no intention of reinstating Michael Rosfeld and that the university is vigorously opposing his lawsuit in federal court.”
They go on to say that his claim is baseless.
Last year in March, Rosfeld was found not guilty while on trial for the shooting of Antwon Rose.
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