Ray Tensing

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Members of several groups, including Black Lives Matter, want Ray Tensing convicted. The former UC police officer is on trial for the second time in the shooting death of unarmed motorist Sam DuBose. The first trial ended with a hung jury.

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Ray Tensing's attorney in his murder retrial attempted Tuesday to undercut the prosecution's forensic video expert. Stew Mathews characterized Grant Fredericks analysis of Tensing's body camera video as 20/20 hindsight.

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A forensic video analyst testified Monday that Ray Tensing's body camera never fell below the level of Sam DuBose's car window prior to Tensing firing the shot that killed DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop.

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A Cincinnati police officer suggested Friday she thought Ray Tensing was likely justified in shooting Sam DuBose, leading assistant prosecutor Seth Tieger to object saying "I don't think anybody could ever express their opinion to the ultimate issue in this case."

Indeed, that point is the central question at play in the retrial of Ray Tensing for the death of Sam DuBose.

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Jurors in the retrial of former UC police officer Ray Tensing for the shooting death of Sam DuBose saw the body camera video of the incident during the first day of proceedings. Tensing looked away from the courtroom's large screen television as the shooting played out just a few feet from where he was seated at the defense table.

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The jury is set in the retrial of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing in the shooting death of Sam DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop. Opening statements are currently scheduled for Thursday morning. Following that, the prosecution will begin calling witnesses. WVXU reporter and digital editor Tana Weingartner joins us for an update. 

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The jury is set in the retrial of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing in the shooting death of Sam DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop.

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Nine more potential jurors were excused Tuesday as prosecution and defense attorneys seek to seat a jury in the retrial of Ray Tensing.

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Jury selection continued again Monday in the retrial of Ray Tensing.

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Jury selection began Friday in the retrial of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing.

After dismissing around 60 potential jurors for various reasons including vacations, family concerns, and health issues, the potential pool stands at 107 people. Courtroom observers estimate there are approximately 17 African-Americans remaining in that group.

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Clarification: The judge's order states 38 people indicated on their questionnaires they'd be unwilling to serve if their identities were to become known. The order adds 39 people indicated they'd be concerned for their safety. The 77 referenced below adds those two numbers together. However, WVXU has no way of knowing how much overlap there is between the 38 and the 39.

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Update 2 p.m. Shortly after Cincinnati Edition aired, Judge Leslie Ghiz vacated her order restricting media access during the Tensing retrial.

Original Post: Judge Leslie Ghiz is delaying jury selection in the retrial of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing for the shooting death of Sam DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop. The first trial ended in a hung jury in November.

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Update 2 p.m. Judge Leslie Ghiz is vacating her order restricting media access during the Tensing retrial.

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Jurors in the Ray Tensing retrial will not see images of the t-shirt Tensing was wearing under his uniform when he fatally shot Sam DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop.

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Each Friday on Cincinnati Edition we discuss the developments behind the headlines.

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Hamilton County Judge Leslie Ghiz is dismissing a motion asking for her to dismiss the charges against Ray Tensing, the former UC police officer charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter for the shooting death of Sam DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop.

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The attorney for Ray Tensing is asking Hamilton County Judge Leslie Ghiz to dismiss the case against his client claiming the county prosecutor violated a gag order.

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The judge overseeing the retrial of former UC police officer Ray Tensing still says she expects to be able to seat a jury in Hamilton County.

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The second trial of Ray Tensing is scheduled for May 25. The white former University of Cincinnati police officer is accused of killing unarmed black motorist Sam DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop. The first trial ended with a hung jury.

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Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil says planning is already underway to ensure safety and security for everyone during the upcoming retrial of former UC police officer Ray Tensing.

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The Hamilton County Prosecutor won't be at the helm for the upcoming retrial of former UC police officer Ray Tensing. Prosecutor Joe Deters is assigning Chief Assistant Prosecutors Seth Tieger and Stacey DeGraffenreid.

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Update 12/14/16: Judge Leslie Ghiz is barring attorneys from discussing the case. In issuing the gag order Wednesday Ghiz writes, "It's intended to prevent media coverage of statements that might unfairly influence the potential jury pool and outcome of the case."

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Update 11/29/16: The case has been reassigned to Judge Leslie Ghiz. Judge Tom Heekin recused himself Tuesday morning. The case was then randomly assigned to Judge Beth Myers who also recused herself. She is slated to move to the appellate court in February 2017.

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A hearing on the Ray Tensing trial was held Monday morning. During the hearing Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Megan Shanahan denied a motion to acquit Tensing on all charges, and she recused herself from the case. 

WVXU reporter and digital news editor Tana Weingartner joins us for an update.  

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In a press conference Tuesday morning at his office, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced that he plans to retry Ray Tensing on the charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Sam DuBose. He also said he will ask for a change of venue to another city, where they will have better chance of seating a jury that can deal with the public outrage and publicity surrounding the case.

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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters will not only re-try the murder case against former University of Cincinnati Police officer Ray Tensing, but he will ask the judge for a change of venue.

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In a news release the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office says Joe Deters will announce his decision on whether to retry former University of Cincinnati Police officer Ray Tensing at a press conference Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m.

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Cincinnati Council is joining the list of groups asking for a retrial of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges for killing Sam DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop.  

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Correction: During the show, we misstated the final jury votes. Here is how the 12 jurors voted according to the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office: "The first vote was 6-6 on murder.  The final vote was 4 for guilty of murder, 4 for guilty of voluntary manslaughter and 4 for not guilty."

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A coalition of Cincinnati religious leaders wants a retrial of Ray Tensing.

A jury could not reach a unanimous decision on the charges against the former UC police officer on Saturday.  Bishop Bobby Hilton says he wants to know by next Monday if the case will be retried.

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