Police shooting sparks riot, Ohio

April 11, 2001
(CINCINNATI) – Police battled rioters in Cincinnati as investigators tried to determine whether an officer’s shooting of an unarmed young black man was justified.

. Timothy Thomas, 19, was shot Saturday by Officer Steve Roach after a chase. Thomas was wanted on 14 warrants but most were for traffic offenses.

On Tuesday, protests over the shooting turned ugly with vandals ...

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