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Cincinnati man charged with tearing down Colerain Officer Dale Woods' memorial wreaths

Wreath was hanging outside FOP Building in OTR
Posted at 11:37 AM, Feb 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-04 17:15:56-05

CINCINNATI -- A man suspected of tearing down a pair of memorial wreaths honoring a slain Colerain Township officer was Monday afternoon charged with a fifth-degree felony.

Quincy Chapman faces a charge of "knowingly (causing) serious physical harm to a similar structure that is used as a memorial for the dead," according to court documents.

Although Cincinnati police initially tweeted the wreaths had been displayed at Fraternal Order of Police headquarters on Central Parkway to honor Det. Bill Brewer, who was shot and killed in a standoff over the weekend, court documents indicated the wreaths had actually been mounted in honor of Colerain Township police Officer Dale Woods.

Woods died Jan. 7, three days after being struck by a vehicle while he directed traffic near the scene of a previous crash. The driver of that vehicle had not been charged with a crime by Monday evening, but the incident remained under investigation.