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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.

Times Herald-Record
[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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  1. AnonymousJune 11, 2012

    wow.. thats all i can say

  2. What happened on this? We need some follow up.

    1. AnonymousJuly 10, 2012

      He was convicted. Got fired from the force, but can still collect all of his benefits and disability pay. Crazy dude.

    2. AnonymousJuly 25, 2012

      Actually according the the Dcjs website it says he wasn't convicted. Perhaps there is a little more here than people know.

  3. Excerpts from Linkedin:


    Police Officer at Town of Newburgh Police Department...

    Police Officer at Town of Tuxedo Police Department

    Police Officer at New York City Police Department...

    1. Roth has a history of shooting dogs. 3 the last time i heard, and that was about 10 years ago.
      he's not law enforcement material, and I'm not surprised to hear of him hitting a woman.


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