University of Cincinnati Cop Indicted in Killing of Unarmed Black Man

Another shooting that on the front line of news.


University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing has been indicted for the shooting of Samuel DuBose, an unarmed black man, during a routine traffic stop on July 19.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced in a press conference on Wednesday that a warrant for Tensing’s arrest has been issued.

“I’m treating him like a murderer,” Deters, who is calling for life imprisonment for Tensing, said.

The indictment marks the first of a Cincinnati police officer for killing a civilian, according to Deters, who called the shooting “senseless” and offered his condolences to DuBose’s family.

“This is the first time that we thought: ‘This is, without question, a murder,'” Deters said.

Tensing stopped DuBose, 43, at an intersection near the University of Cincinnati campus for driving without a front license plate. According to UC Police Chief Jason Goodrich, Tensing asked for a driver’s license, which DuBose did not provide. According to…

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