City Council wants former officer retried in fatal Ohio OIS

The council unanimously approved a resolution asking Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters "to take all steps necessary to pursue a retrial" of former officer Ray Tensing


Associated Press

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati's city council wants a white police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man retried after jurors failed to reach a verdict.

The council has unanimously approved a resolution asking Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters "to take all steps necessary to pursue a retrial" of former University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing. Tensing was fired after fatally shooting Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop near campus in July 2015. He was indicted on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges.

Ray Tensing arrives at court on the fourth day of jury deliberations in his murder trial, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Ray Tensing arrives at court on the fourth day of jury deliberations in his murder trial, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Tensing testified at trial that he feared he was going to be killed.

A mistrial was declared Saturday when jurors failed to reach a verdict after deliberating 25 hours.

Deters has said he expects to decide by Nov. 28 whether to retry Tensing.

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