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Hearing moved for officer charged in shooting of black teen

(Allegheny County District Attorney via AP, File). FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Allegheny County District Attorney shows Michael Rosfeld, a police officer in East Pittsburgh, Pa., charged with criminal homicide June 27, 2018, followin... (Allegheny County District Attorney via AP, File). FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Allegheny County District Attorney shows Michael Rosfeld, a police officer in East Pittsburgh, Pa., charged with criminal homicide June 27, 2018, followin...
(John Fetterman for Lieutenant Governor via AP, File). FILE – This undated file photo of a frame from video provided by the John Fetterman for Lieutenant Governor campaign shows Antwon Rose Jr. in a campaign announcement. The fatal police shooting of R... (John Fetterman for Lieutenant Governor via AP, File). FILE – This undated file photo of a frame from video provided by the John Fetterman for Lieutenant Governor campaign shows Antwon Rose Jr. in a campaign announcement. The fatal police shooting of R...
(Harrison Jones/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via AP, File). FILE – In this June 27, 2018, file photo, Michelle Kenney, second from left, the mother of Antwon Rose Jr., reacts and Antwon Rose, left, the boy's father, listens as attorney Fred Rabner, second... (Harrison Jones/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via AP, File). FILE – In this June 27, 2018, file photo, Michelle Kenney, second from left, the mother of Antwon Rose Jr., reacts and Antwon Rose, left, the boy's father, listens as attorney Fred Rabner, second...

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A preliminary hearing for a white police officer charged in the death of an unarmed black teenager has been moved for security reasons.

The Allegheny County District Attorney's office says the July 27 hearing for East Pittsburgh officer Michael Rosfeld has been moved from Pittsburgh Municipal Court to the Allegheny County Courthouse.

Mike Manko, a spokesman for the district attorney's office, says there have been no threats and the security issue merely reflects the "sheer number of people who are invested in this case."

The change of venue was approved Tuesday.

Rosfeld is charged with criminal homicide in the June 19 shooting death of 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr. after the teen fled from a traffic stop.

Investigators say Rosfeld gave contradicting statements about seeing a gun.

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