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CINCINNATI (AP) – The Latest on the murder retrial of a former University of Cincinnati police officer in Ohio (all times local):
The family of the unarmed black motorist who died after he was shot by a University of Cincinnati police officer in a traffic stop is demanding a third trial.
Audrey DuBose, mother of the victim Sam Dubose, said in a statement that prosecutors made a “strong presentation” in the murder trial of former officer Ray Tensing but the family is “outraged” a second jury failed Friday to convict him.
She called on the Cincinnati community to join them in “peaceful protest” of what she called an “unjust result.”
Tensing, a former University of Cincinnati officer, shot 43-year-old DuBose in the head after pulling him over for a missing front license plate July 19, 2015. Tensing testified he feared he was going to be killed.
A jury in November also deadlocked and the judge declared a mistrial.
An Ohio judge has declared another mistrial after the jury said it was deadlocked in the retrial of a white former police officer charged with murder in the fatal traffic stop shooting of an unarmed black motorist.
The Hamilton County jury had deliberated some 30 hours over five days after getting the case Monday. Then-University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing shot 43-year-old Sam DuBose in the head after pulling him over for a missing front license plate on July 19, 2015.
The 27-year-old Tensing testified he feared he was going to be killed. Prosecutors said repeatedly the evidence contradicted Tensing’s story.
His first trial ended in a mistrial.
The shooting is among those across the nation that have raised attention to how police deal with blacks.