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Thursday marks 10-year anniversary of fatal police shooting that sparked riots

Thursday marks the 10-year anniversary of a fatal police shooting that sparked riots in the streets of Cincinnati.

Timothy Thomas was unarmed when he was shot and killed by Cincinnati Officer Steven Roach on April 7, 2001.

Two days later, debate over Thomas' death sparked civil unrest and rioting in the streets for several days.

In the 10-years since Thomas' death, Cincinnati has taken steps to rebuild. Dozens of changes have been implemented, including the adoption of the citizen complaint authority, cameras in patrol cars and tasers for police officers.

Local experts also believe police-community relations have improved for the better.

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