CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor could soon announce whether there will be a new trial for a white former University of Cincinnati police officer, after a jury couldn’t agree on a verdict in the fatal shooting of a black man during a traffic stop.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters (DEE’-turs) scheduled a Tuesday morning news conference in the Ray Tensing case.
A judge declared a mistrial Nov. 12 when jurors deadlocked after deliberating some 25 hours on charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in the July 2015 shooting of Sam DuBose.
Tensing’s attorney, Stewart Mathews, has asked the judge to acquit Tensing. He said Monday he expects Deters to retry Tensing on the same charges.
Tensing testified that he feared for his life when DuBose tried to drive away.