Jury selection underway in trial of former Ohio officer charged in death of unarmed man

CINCINNATI, Ohio (WIAT) — Jury selection is underway in the trial of a former Ohio police officer charged in the death of an unarmed man. Ray Tensing is charged with Murder and Voluntary Manslaughter in the death of Samuel Dubose.

Bodycam video shows the former University of Cincinnati officer pulling Dubose over near campus for a missing front license plate. Just moments later, Tensing shoots Dubose without warning.

Tensing’s lawyer says Dubose was trying to drive away and his client feared being dragged under the car.

The university settled with Dubose’s family for nearly $5 million. They will also provide free undergraduate education for Dubose’s children.

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