The Sam Dubose murder is valid proof that our police officers need stronger training, and not everybody deserves to be a police officer.
Ray Tensing is being criticized by cops themselves who feel Tensing made such an idiotic mistake that resulted in an innocent man losing his life.
We’re happy some type of justice has been served, but it still doesn’t change the fight of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
A campus police officer was indicted Wednesday in the shooting death of an unarmed black man during a traffic stop.
Officer Ray Tensing, of the University of Cincinnati police department, shot and killed 43-year-old Sam Dubose during a routine traffic stop July 19 near campus.
His attorney said he expected an indictment, given the current political climate.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if there is an indictment, I wouldn’t be surprised if there isn’t an indictment, but I think it’s more likely there will be an indictment,” attorney Stew Mathews told WCPO.
The officer told 911 dispatchers that he fired one shot, fatally striking Dubose in the head, because he was “almost run over” during the traffic stop. Tensing said in the incident report that he was “dragged” by the vehicle.
“Tensing thought he was going to die,” Mathews said. “He thought he was going to get run over.”
Video recorded by Tensing’s body camera, however, tells a different story.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said it was the most “asinine” thing he had seen an officer do in 30 years, and he said Tensing should “never have been a police officer.”
He said Dubose was complying with the officer and never presented a threat during the stop for a minor traffic violation.
“He lost his temper because Mr. Dubose wouldn’t get out of his car,” Deters said. “When you see this you won’t believe how quickly he pulls his gun. Maybe a second — it’s incredible.”
The attorney said Tensing was upset by the fatal shooting.
“He’s not doing well, he feels terrible about it,” Mathews said. “He didn’t become a police officer to go out and shoot anyone.”