Another mistrial has been declared in the trial against former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing for the shooting of an unarmed black driver in 2015.
The shooting occurred during a traffic stop in which the Samuel DuBose was driving near the University of Cincinnati in July 2015 and was pulled over by Tensing for a missing front license plate.
The 43-year old failed to produce a driving license or registration. Tensing then asked DuBose to step out of the car, in which DuBose refused and began to drive away.
Tensing still had his hand inside the door of the car and began shouting “Stop! Stop!” before shooting DuBose in the head. Tensing’s bodycam caught the whole incident.
The car traveled out of control and then stopped. The men talked for over a minute, before engaging in a struggle. Tensing then fired his gun again.
Two other officers, who were on the scene, captured the incident on their own bodycams.
After five days of deliberations, the jury said it was deadlocked on Friday afternoon. Hamilton County Judge Leslie Ghiz declared a mistrial in the murder and voluntary manslaughter trial.
This is the second mistrial in this case.
Tensing had told the court he feared for his life. Jurors in the second trial contained nine white jurors and three black.