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Saturday, March 19, 2005

Officer loses gun at court

Roach, key figure in '01 riots, left his weapon in restroom

By Sharon Coolidge
Cincinnati Enquirer

An Evendale police officer involved in a civil trial on allegations that he violated a suspect's civil rights lost his loaded handgun in the Hamilton County Courthouse.

Stephen Roach reported his personal .40-caliber Glock missing at 1 p.m. Monday, 2½ hours after he left it in a fourth-floor restroom, according to a Hamilton County Sheriff's Office report.

He didn't immediately realize that the gun was missing, the report said. When he went back to the restroom looking for it, the gun was gone.

This is not the first time an officer has lost a gun at the courthouse, Hamilton County Sheriff Simon Leis said. He said it has happened at least twice before.

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