Ray Tensing

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The jury in the Ray Tensing murder trial has not been able to reach a verdict. The judge accepted their statement and declared a mistrial.

The former University of Cincinnati police officer was charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter for the 2015 shooting death of Sam DuBose during a traffic stop.

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The jury in the Ray Tensing murder trial will continue deliberations at 8 o'clock Friday morning.

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The fate of former UC Police Officer Ray Tensing is now in the hands of a Hamilton County Jury. Closing arguments concluded Wednesday morning in the trial of Tensing for the shooting death of motorist Sam DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop.

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Ray Tensing took the stand in his own defense Tuesday. He's charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Sam DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop.

Through tears, Tensing described how DuBose seemed "squirrely" and "nervous," making Tensing feel like "something wasn't right." He said the incident happened in a "split second."

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The defense has begun calling witnesses in the trial of former UC Police Officer Ray Tensing for the shooting death of Sam DuBose. The prosecution wrapped up its case Monday by calling several witnesses from the Hamilton County Crime Lab, including a forensic gun specialist and a deputy coroner.

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A police use-of-force expert says he doesn't believe former UC Police Officer Ray Tensing was justified in shooting Sam DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop.

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A forensic video analyst says Sam DuBose's car began moving 800 milliseconds, or eight-tenths of a second, before former UC Police Officer Ray Tensing fatally shot him. Grant Fredericks testified Tensing was not dragged by DuBose's car.

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University of Cincinnati police officers David Lindenschmidt and Philip Kidd say they did not see former officer Ray Tensing being dragged on the day he shot and killed Sam DuBose during a traffic stop. Both men testified Wednesday they saw Tensing standing by DuBose's car and heard tires squealing followed by a gun shot.

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Opening statements in the trial of Ray Tensing are complete. Prosecutors will begin calling witnesses Wednesday morning.

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Jury selection is complete for the murder trial of Ray Tensing. Four white women, two African-American women, and six white men compose the jury. Four alternates were also seated.

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Each Friday on Cincinnati Edition we present an in-depth look at the developments behind the headlines. 

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Hamilton County Judge Megan Shanahan has ruled Sam DuBose's medical records, previous criminal history, and the fact that marijuana was found in his system may not be submitted into evidence.

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Preliminary proceedings are underway in the trial of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing. He's accused of murder in the shooting death of Sam DuBuse during an off-campus traffic stop last year.

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Each Friday on Cincinnati Edition, we present an in-depth look at the developments behind the headlines. 

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Hamilton County is opening Courtroom B in the Justice Center as a public viewing site for the upcoming trial of former UC police officer Ray Tensing.

The University of Cincinnati's Board of Trustees has approved hiring an outside monitor for three years to help oversee its police department.

Hamilton County Sheriff's Department

Cincinnati officials are making safety plans as the trial of former UC police officer Ray Tensing begins later this month. 

He is charged with murder for the July 2015 death of Sam DuBose, who was shot during an off-campus traffic stop. 

 

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Members of the Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati explained how criminal trials work during a community forum Wednesday night in Roselawn.

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During a vigil on UC's campus marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of Sam DuBose, his mother called on the community and the nation to create change through unity.

Audrey DuBose said, "It took my son's killing to wake me up, but I'm woke now, thank you Jesus! And I don't want to see this happen to nobody else's child nowhere."

WCPO and DuBose family

It was one year ago today that a University of Cincinnati police officer shot and killed motorist Sam Dubose. A vigil at UC Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. will include reflections, encouragement and prayers outside the Myers Alumni Center on campus.

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A former University of Cincinnati police chief ordered more aggressive off-campus traffic patrols and allegedly denied that move after an unarmed motorist was shot and killed during a traffic stop.  That's the initial finding of a company hired to review the department's practices.

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The Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency in Bond Hill was the site of one of the first listening sessions by the consulting firm hired by the University of Cincinnati to study its police department and recommend change.

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Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing will stand trial beginning Oct. 24, 2016 for the death of Sam DuBose.

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Update Monday 2:36 p.m.

The family of Sam DuBose will receive nearly $5.3 million in cash and services from the University of Cincinnati.  DuBose was shot and killed by a UC police officer last July. 

The settlement comes after two days of mediation between attorneys for the family and for the university.

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No trial date was set Monday during a pretrial hearing for former U.C. police officer Ray Tensing. Tensing is accused of murder in the shooting death of motorist Sam DuBose in July.

Hamilton County Sheriff's Department

The public is invited to a “community conversation” about media coverage of the July shooting death of Sam DuBose by former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing 7:30-9 p.m. Oct. 8 at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s Harriet Tubman Theater.

UC Releases External Report On DuBose Shooting

Sep 11, 2015
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The University of Cincinnati has released the findings of an independent investigation into the death of Samuel DuBose.  He was shot during an off-campus traffic stop by a UC police officer in July.  The officer, Ray Tensing, was indicted by a Hamilton County grand jury and fired from the UC police department.

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The trial date for the former UC police officer accused of murder has been changed. Ray Tensing had been set to go to trial November 16, but the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office says that date has been changed to a pre-trial hearing instead.

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The attorney for the former University of Cincinnati police officer accused of murder in the death of Sam DuBose has officially filed for a change of venue.

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