No verdict yet in officer’s retrial for traffic stop slaying
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jurors will try again Thursday to reach a verdict in the murder retrial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer who shot an unarmed black motorist after a traffic stop over a missing front license plate.
They got the case Monday and had deliberated more than 18 hours before stopping for the day Wednesday afternoon.
Ray Tensing’s first trial ended last November in a hung jury after some 25 hours of deliberations over four days on the murder and voluntary manslaughter charges.
The 27-year-old Tensing says he feared for his life in 2015 when 43-year-old Sam DuBose tried to drive away. Prosecutors say Tensing had no reason to shoot him.
Tensing was fired in 2015.
It’s among cases across the U.S. that have raised attention to how police deal with blacks.