Ohio Prosecutor to Retry Former Cop in Fatal Shooting of Motorist

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Ray Tensing appears in court in Cincinnati last year. (AP Photo / John Minchillo, FILE)

An Ohio prosecutor said Tuesday he will again seek a murder conviction against a white former University of Cincinnati police officer, and wants to move the trial to find jurors who won’t be afraid or feeling community pressure.

A judge declared a mistrial Nov. 12 in the Ray Tensing case, with jurors deadlocked after deliberating some 25 hours on charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in the July 2015 shooting of Sam DuBose by the since-fired University of Cincinnati police officer during a traffic stop.

Vicki Cohill has more …

 

Video shows Tensing being stopped for not having a front tag on his vehicle.  He’s asked repeatedly asked Tensing for his license.  Tensing says, “I don’t seem to have it on me.”  The officer asks if he’s suspended. Tensing says he is not, and asks the officer to run his name.  The officer asks Tensing to get out of the car.  At that point, it appears that Tensing attempted to drive off, while the officer appears to be running and firing his weapon, while yelling to the dispatcher that he thought he was going to get run over.  The former officer says that his hand got caught in the door.


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Source: AP

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