An Uneasy Calm In A Troubled City


On Sept. 26 Cincinnati Police Officer Steven Roach was found not guilty of negligent homicide in the shooting of Timothy Thomas, 19, whose death touched off three days of riots in late April. "I still don't know the truth," said Thomas' mother, Angela Leisure. "I still have no satisfaction." Leisure has filed wrongful-death and civil rights suits naming the police and Roach. Scattered violence followed the verdict, and Mayor Charlie Luken imposed a curfew. But the city has largely remained calm.

Calm, but not serene. Roach was one of three white officers recently acquitted of crimes against black men killed in...

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