Video obtained by ABC affiliate WCPO in Cincinnati reveals Tensing engaged in a verbal argument with passenger Demetrius Pace, who refused to give his birth date. If convicted, he could spend the rest of his life in prison.
“I am proud of what has happened in the city of Cincinnati”, said Bishop Bobby Hilton.
Some spectators, including members of DuBose’s family, erupted in applause when Judge Megan.
He pulled DuBose’s vehicle over for missing a front license plate and said DuBose tried to take off, dragging him.
Tensing contends DuBose began to pull off and he was dragged, and Hamilton County Prosecutor says that was not the case, and Tensing fell backwards only because he fire his weapon.
When prosecutor Joe Deters announced the indictment of University of Cincinnati Officer Ray Tensing on Wednesday, he had harsh words about the officer’s competence, saying he should never have been a cop.
Mr Fehr said the university had breached its contract with the union when it fired Tensing on Wednesday after he was indicted.
“I don’t think a university should be in the policing business”, Deters said. “You’d need to be blind to not see that”.
“The contract language says that if you’re going to discipline an employee for anything that involves loss of pay, suspension, demotion or termination, the university is required to have a pre-disciplinary conference with the employee”. “He took off on me”. But Tensing reaches inside and simultaneously, a single gunshot can be heard. Then the stop escalated, resulting in Tensing firing a single shot into the side of DuBose’s head. Tensing was reportedly on suicide watch in jail and his demeanor has been described as “zombie like” and detached.
Deter, who charged the officer with murder, was quite vocal in court.
Mathews said Tensing “was in fear of his life at the time” of the shooting.
“People want to believe that Mr. DuBose had done something violent towards the officer – he did not”. “He did not. He did not at all”.
A UC spokeswoman said in an email Friday that the university stands by its decision.
Tensing was fired by university police on Wednesday.
Deters scoffed at Tensing’s claim that he was dragged by DuBose’s auto, saying the officer “purposely killed him”. “Everything is being revealed”.
DuBose’s family has urged the community to remain calm, as it has in a series of demonstrations since the shooting. This case is not just a challenge in a nation plagued by police shootings, but also tests the unspoken code between police officers that keeps them from speaking ill of each other to the public. As The Christian Science Monitor reports, the Cincinnati shooting of Samuel Dubose puts this system to the test by showing how it works at ground level. But Americans are more focused on these issues now than they have been in many years – and that’s having positive, real-world effects.
But what happened exactly in the moments leading up to the fatal shot and the minutes after?
As she spoke to reporters, a man shouted repeatedly through a megaphone, “We want that officer charged”. He said he wanted to protect the investigatory process.