Campus Cop’s Murder Case Ends in Mistrial

CINCINNATI (CN) – An Ohio jury’s deadlock resulted in a mistrial for former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, who fatally shot an unarmed black man during a traffic stop.

Tensing, who is white, shot and killed Samuel DuBose, 43, in July 2015 during a traffic stop that was initiated because DuBose’s car did not have a front license plate. He was charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter.

The trial began Nov. 1 when jurors visited the scene of the shooting prior to opening arguments. The case had gone to the jury on Wednesday.

After three days of deliberations, the jury of 10 white and two black people told Hamilton County Judge Megan E. Shanahan they were deadlocked. She declared a mistrial Saturday morning.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters is expected to say at a Nov. 28 hearing whether he will retry Tensing or drop the charges.

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