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Man pleads not guilty to charge of desecrating memorial

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WARREN, Ohio - A Warren man has pleaded not guilty to charges of desecrating a police memorial.

A Warren police officer says he saw 52-year-old Richard Mowery urinating on a monument dedicated to the city's fallen officers.

Warren police say they have great reverence for the monument and the memories of those it represents.

"It's a headstone for fallen officers and it's like going to any gravesite and desecrating that," said Sgt. Jeff Cole with the Warren Police Department.

Mowery is scheduled to appear in Warren Municipal Court next week.

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