Thursday, June 2, 2011
[NY] Officer Roth arrested for domestic violence. His victim treated for injuries.
Town of Newburgh Police Officer Roger Roth is accused of hitting a woman in the face with a drinking glass.
Wondering why an officer would be charged with "criminal possession of weapon." Something is not being said.
NEWBURGH COP FACING CHARGES IN DOMESTIC CASE
[Excerpts] MONTGOMERY — Town police Friday arrested Roger Roth, a Town of Newburgh police officer, and charged him with assault in a domestic violence incident. Police were called to a dispute early Friday morning at Roth's residence in Montgomery, police Chief Butch Amthor said. Roth is accused of hitting a woman in the face with a drinking glass, police said. She was taken to a hospital and treated for her injuries... After Friday's incident, police charged Roth with second-degree assault, a felony, and fourth-degree criminal possession of weapon and fourth-degree criminal mischief, both misdemeanors. He was arraigned before Justice Fred Gorss and sent to the Orange County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail. Gorss also issued an order of protection for the reported victim... [Full article here]
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