Cincinnati Riots of 2001

The Cincinnati riots of 2001 were the largest urban disorders in the United States since the Los Angeles riots of 1992. The four days of rioting were a reaction to the fatal shooting in Cincinnati, Ohio of Timothy Thomas, a 20-year-old black male, by Steven Roach, a white police officer, during an on-foot pursuit by several officers.

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Cincinnati Riots Of 2001 - Possible Legacy of Violence
... Since the riots, Cincinnati has set city records for murders and other violent crime, though the relationship between such crime and the riots is not clear ... In 2006, 89 people were murdered in Cincinnati, setting a record for most murders since city records were kept ... Shortly after the riots, the police embarked on a "work slowdown", where they reduced their efforts in an attempt to demonstrate their frustration with the additional scrutiny and ...