Timothy Riley and Jacob Schilling are suing the University of Pittsburgh, Oakland bar Garage Door Saloon and Michael Rosfeld — the former Pitt police officer on trial for homicide after shooting and killing Antwon Rose Jr. June 19.
The complaint against Rosfeld references an incident at the Garage Door Saloon on Dec. 9 in which Rosfeld arrested them on charges of simple assault, disorderly conduct, defiant trespass and public drunkenness.
The charges were later dropped Dec. 21 when Rosfeld’s affidavit did not match evidence and accounts of the case, the lawsuit states. The suit says the charges were thrown out after “the footage contained on the security cameras from the Garage Door did not support any of the allegations contained in the Criminal Complaint and in fact contradicted the allegations.”
Rosfeld originally claimed that he responded to the incident at Garage Door Saloon to aid another officer. When he arrived the officer had the men held against a wall and he claimed the men smelled of alcohol and were yelling at the officer and owner Mark Welshonse.
The lawsuit alleges that Rosfeld was “not fully qualified to perform his duties as a Pitt Police Officer” and that Rosfeld’s “prior work history and conduct raised red flags and/or concerns pertaining to his ability to work safely with the public in performing his duties as a Pitt Police Officer.”
Rosfeld is already on trial after his involvement in the death of 17-year-old Rose Jr. Rosfeld fired three…