Over the weekend, the East Pittsburgh (PA) Police Department disbanded, less than six months after the fatal officer-involved shooting of 17-year-old Antwon Rose.
Rose was shot by an East Pittsburgh police officer June 19 while running away from a car that had been pulled over after an earlier shooting in North Braddock.
Officer Michael Rosfeld is awaiting trial on a charge of criminal homicide, and Rose's family has filed a lawsuit that names the borough, its police chief and the mayor as defendants.
The Pennsylvania State Police immediately took over patrolling the borough, according to WTAE-TV News.
In a statement, the PSP said that the agency will "provide full police services for political subdivisions that are without the protection of an organized police department and will respond to all calls for police assistance. In the event that the citizens of any political subdivision find themselves without police protection, for any reason, the PSP are obligated by law to provide the necessary police service."