Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Cincinnati: Show Trial for White UCPD Cop Ray Tensing in Fatal Samuel DuBose Shooting Postponed; Tensing’s Attorney Seeks Change of Venue


Officer Ray Tensing, left, and Samuel DuBose

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

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Ex-UC officer Ray Tensing's murder trial postponed
By Kevin Grasha,
5:05 p.m. EDT September 8, 2015
Cincinnati Enquirer

A trial for the former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with murder in the killing of an unarmed motorist has been postponed, officials said Tuesday.

Ray Tensing had been scheduled to stand trial Nov. 16 in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court, but a pretrial hearing will now take place on that date, according to a news release from the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office.

Both sides agreed to the delay so they can prepare for the trial, officials said. A new trial date could be set at the Nov. 16 hearing.

Tensing, 25, is charged in the July 19 killing of Sam DuBose. Tensing shot DuBose once in the head during a traffic stop for a missing front license plate, after it appeared DuBose was starting to drive away. The incident was captured on Tensing's body camera. He was fired after being indicted.

Late last month, his attorney, Stew Mathews, filed a motion to move the trial to another county, saying there had been extensive inflammatory and unfair pretrial publicity. That included, Mathews said, statements by the county's elected prosecutor and Cincinnati's mayor and city manager.

Mathews has said Tensing fired his gun because he thought he would be run over.


Anonymous said...

I will send you an email detailing the video confirmation that tensing was dragged , Kevin grasha at cincinatti enquirer who wrote this story has had this info since Aug 2

Anonymous said...

Correct. The man shot and killed was driving away and dragging the officer behind him. That is the use of lethal force.