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.
Tensing didn’t react to the crowd, but looked in shock as he was escorted by a Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputy from a back room to in front of Shanahan where he entered a not guilty plea to the charge of murder, and as well as a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters scoffed at Tensing’s claim that he was dragged by DuBose’s vehicle, saying the officer “purposely killed him”. He was freed at about 6:30 p.m., county sheriff’s spokesman Mike Robison confirmed.
On Wednesday, county prosecutors announced that a grand jury had indicted Tensing on charges of murder and manslaughter in the killing of Samuel DuBose on July 19 during a traffic stop for a missing license plate.