Inside Higher Ed
July 30th, 2015
During a widely anticipated news conference Wednesday afternoon, an Ohio county prosecutor announced
that a white University of Cincinnati police officer would be indicted
for the murder of Samuel DuBose, a black man shot by the officer during a
traffic stop on July 19.
Prosecutor Joe Deters called the killing “asinine” and “senseless”
during the news conference, saying that Ray Tensing “should never have
been an officer,” and released footage of the shooting from Tensing’s
body camera. Earlier in the day, the university canceled classes and called on surrounding police districts to help ward off any potential riots on campus.