Cincinnati City Council Asks Prosecutor to Retry Former Campus Officer for Fatal Shooting

The Cincinnati City Council Wednesday urged Hamilton County, OH, prosecutor Joe Deters to retry former University of Cincinnati Police officer Ray Tensing for his involvement in the death of Sam DuBose.

The Cincinnati City Council Wednesday urged Hamilton County, OH, prosecutor Joe Deters to retry former University of Cincinnati Police officer Ray Tensing for his involvement in the death of Sam DuBose.

The Council unanimously passed a resolution telling Deters "to take all steps necessary to pursue a retrial" in Tensing’s case. Tensing’s first trial ended Saturday with a hung jury. After 25 hours of deliberation, four jurors were ready to convict Tensing of murder, four were ready to convict him of voluntary manslaughter, and four were ready to find him not guilty, Deters' office said Wednesday. The jury could not reach a unanimous agreement.

Deters must decide whether to retry the case by Nov. 28, although some groups have pressed him to make a decision sooner, WCPO TV reports.

Tensing shot and killed Sam DuBose, an unarmed black motorist, during a traffic stop July 19, 2015.

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