Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ohio police officer indicted on murder charges

CINCINNATI - UC police officer Ray Tensing's body camera video clearly shows that he committed "murder" when he shot and killed an unarmed black motorist at a traffic stop, prosecutor Joe Deters said Wednesday.

The video shows Tensing grab the outside door latch on 43-year-old Sam DuBose's car after DuBose couldn't produce a driver's license. After the door opens a few inches, DuBose pulls it and revs his engine. Tensing pulls his gun, shouts "Stop! Stop" and shoots DuBose in the head through the open window.
Tensing has said he was dragged by the car and forced to shoot at DuBose. But Deters dismissed Tensing's claim that he was dragged by the car and suggested that he shouldn't have pulled DuBose over to begin with.