Samuel Dubose

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Yesterday Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced that he will not seek a third trial for former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing in the shooting Death of Sam DuBose.

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This afternoon Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced he will not seek a third trial  for former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing in the shooting Death of Sam DuBose. Two previous trials on murder and manslaughter charges ended in hung juries, the most recent last month. In both trials the prosecution argued Tensing's actions were unjustified. The defense says Tensing feared for his life and shot to stop the threat.

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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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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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University of Cincinnati safety officials met with police and community members Tuesday to discuss the status of the university's reform efforts.

The group reviewed the school's policing data and what has been done in the months following the shooting death of Samuel DuBose by a UC police officer during an off-campus traffic stop in July.

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Former University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing will face trial on November 16 on a charge of murder.

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UC plans to implement a program similar to the collaborative agreement that governs Cincinnati Police and community relations.

Some Still Skeptical About Increased Use of Police Body Cams

Aug 5, 2015
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Body cameras have been back in the news following a recent police shooting in Cincinnati.

Police departments across the state are either testing or wearing the devices and Dayton and Beavercreek are considering getting them. Equipping officers with cameras also is one of the recommendations from Governor John Kasich’s Task Force on Community-Police Relations.

The full Cincinnati Council will likely vote Wednesday on an ordinance that would, at least temporarily, stop University of Cincinnati police officers from making traffic stops off campus.

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Samuel DuBose was laid to rest this week, just over a week after he was shot and killed by a University of Cincinnati police officer.  For those who knew him, it was a great loss. 

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The University of Cincinnati police officer accused of murder was fired from his job this week.  And he wants that job back.

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A hand-cuffed Ray Tensing appeared in a Hamilton County Common Pleas courtroom Thursday morning and entered a not guilty plea to a charge of murder and was slapped by the judge with a $1 million bond.

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A Hamilton County grand jury has indicted former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing for murder in the shooting death of Samuel DuBose in a July 19 traffic stop. The shooting was, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters said, the most “asinine” and “senseless” act he has ever seen a police officer commit. 

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A Hamilton County grand jury has indicted a University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing for murder in the shooting death of Samuel DuBose in a July 19 traffic stop.

The shooting was, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters said, the most “asinine” and “senseless” act he has ever seen a police officer commit.

“I’ve been doing this for over 30 years,’’ Deters said in a press conference early Wednesday afternoon at his office. “It was the purposeful killing of a person. That’s what makes it murder.”