Sam DuBose

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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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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. 

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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