Breaking News

Former UC Police Officer Charged with Murder
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

Cincinnati shooting

Summary: The University of Cincinnati police officer that fatally shot Samuel Dubose during a traffic stop was charged with murder and manslaughter a day after his arrest.

Former University of Cincinnati police officer Raymond Tensing pleaded not guilty to the charges of murder and manslaughter Thursday morning. Tensing shot a driver during a traffic stop that quickly turned violent.


Ten days after the shooting just a block away from campus, Tensing made his first court appearance a day after he was arrested. The two other university police officers were placed on leave after the shooting.

The public, with the aid of the media, took to the streets with rallies and protests, demanding that the footage of the traffic stop be released. The body camera video was released on Wednesday, showing that Tensing acted in self-defense.

The grand jury indicted Tensing on the count of murder and voluntary manslaughter, causing a warrant to be released for his arrest. Tensing turned himself in. He remained standing during the hearing, only speaking to tell the judge that he understood the charges he was facing.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

His attorney asked for a reasonable bond so that Tensing could return to his father’s home, using his exemplary record and no prior criminal record as evidence of his good character. Tensing could face life in prison. The judge set his bond was set at $1 million, stating “it’s the court’s duty to ensure his appearance.”

After his bond was read, the courtroom erupted in applause until the judge silenced them. Officials have asked the public to be peaceful in their rallies. A shooting in 2001 of a black man by a police officer resulted in violent rioting for several days. The rally Wednesday night outside the courthouse was done peacefully and quickly.




Interesting Legal Sites You May Like




Search Now

Commercial Litigation Counsel with Portable Business


Detroit area office is seeking a counsel level commercial litigation attorney with $200,000+ in port...

Apply Now

Senior Labor and Employment Litigation Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Los Angeles office of our client seeks senior labor and employment litigation associate attorney wit...

Apply Now

Immigration Attorney


Washington, D.C. office of our client, a Chambers ranked law firm, is actively seeking associates to...

Apply Now


Family Law Attorney


  FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY.  AV rated law firm in Northville is seeking an attorney with min...

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

New York City Medical Malpractice defense firm seeks a junior and a mid level associate for busy lit...

Apply now

Litigation Associate


Profile Respected Ventura County law firm seeks litigation associate who can effectively and effi...

Apply now

Senior Attorney


Senior Attorney Position With Delaware Riverkeeper Network, a Nonprofit Environmental Organizatio...

Apply now


To Top