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.
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.
- Former Police Officer Michael Rosfeld, Acquitted In Antwon Rose Shooting, Suing University Of Pittsburgh
- Antwon Rose’s Family Calls For Change To State Law Following Acquittal Of Michael Rosfeld
- ‘I Got A Long Fight Ahead Of Me’: Antwon Rose’s Mother Says ‘It’s Not Over’ Following Michael Rosfeld’s Acquittal
- Former Officer Michael Rosfeld Not Guilty: Hundreds Of Protesters Take To Pittsburgh Streets
- Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld Found Not Guilty In Antwon Rose Shooting
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.
This news comes at the same time that protests are taking place across the country surrounding the death of George Floyd, who died while in police custody in Minneapolis.
- ‘How Can I Help?’: Hundreds Of Peaceful Protesters Organize Sit-In At Point State Park, Listen To Others’ Perspectives
- Community Members And Leaders Gather In The Hill District For ‘Black Men’s Solidarity’
- ‘It’s Not Big Enough’ Local Artists Paint Black Lives Matter Along The Allegheny River Walk Downtown
- Nearly 1,000 Demonstrators March From Mt. Washington To Market Square, Protesting The Death Of George Floyd
- ‘It Felt Like The Right Thing To Do’: Pittsburgh Police Chief Explains His Decision To Join Friday’s Beechview George Floyd Protest
- Protesters Gather In Irwin Park To Protest The Death Of George Floyd, Steve USS Cunningham Speaks To Demonstrators
- Congressman Conor Lamb Attends George Floyd Demonstration In Coraopolis
- ‘This Was Beautiful’: Pittsburgh Police Chief, Officers Join Protesters During 7th Consecutive Day Of George Floyd Demonstrations