Murder in Cincinnati: Body Cam Video Released – Ray Tensing Charged With Murder of Sam Dubose

Officer Ray Tensing

Note: This is a developing story and will be updated as information comes in.

Another murdering cop has been indicted for murder by a Grand Jury. Officer Ray Tensing has been indicted in the shooting death of Sam Dubose, an unarmed man, during an off-campus traffic stop.

Samuel Dubose

University of Cincinnati Police officer, Ray Tinsing, observed Dubose driving near the Campus around 6:30 pm. After following him for a few blocks, Tinsing initiated a traffic stop for failure to display a front plate, and approached the vehicle. Officer Tinsing had 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.

However, Joe Deters, the Hamilton County Prosecutor, said this murder was “Another asinine, senseless shooting.” Deters went on to say that Dubose “Didn’t deserve to be shot in the head” and that “he didn’t even deserve to be tased.”

The video released today contradicts Officer Tensing’s prior statements. As seen in the video, Dubose was asked to unbuckle his seat belt and step out of the vehicle. Dubose apparently moved his foot off the brake, which caused the car to move. theEnquirerCarrieCochranWithout hesitation, the officer drew his weapon and fired, striking Dubose in the head. He was not being dragged by the vehicle, nor was his life in danger.

Prosecutor: UC officer ‘purposefully killed’ DuBose

Prosecutor Joe Deters had this to say:

“He didn’t do anything violent to the officer, he wasn’t dragging him, and he intentionally pulled out his gun and shot him in the head. He was making excuses for the purposeful killing of another person. I’m not saying he’s smart, that’s what I think he did. He lost his temper because Mr. Dubose wouldn’t get out of his car. When you see this you won’t believe how quickly he pulls his gun. Maybe a second – it’s incredible.”  (Picture from The Enquirer/Carrie Cochran)

Later, he also stated that “he purposely killed him. He should never have been a police officer. This is without question a murder.”

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Previous statement by officer below are clearly lies.

Officer Ray Tensing fatally shot Samuel Dubose, 43, on Sunday after a struggle at a traffic stop over a missing license tag, Cincinnati police said. Dubose was driving away when Tensing shot him in the head, police said.

Local activists were complaining the killing is similar to police slayings of black men or youth in other cities, like Tamir Rice in Cleveland and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Dubose was black and Tensing is white.

“These routine traffic stops turn fatal and are becoming a norm around the country,” said Brian Taylor, an activist with Black Lives Matter: Cincinnati, who attended a community meeting on the killing. “We’re at the end of our ropes.”

cropped-ttd.jpgAccording to the UCPD use of force procedure, campus officers “should not discharge a firearm at or from a moving vehicle except as the ultimate measure of self-defense or defense of another when the suspect is using deadly force.”

Tensing had been placed on administrative leave with pay, university police said. He gave his first statements to investigators on Tuesday, along with two other campus police officers who arrived as Tensing and Dubose started struggling, according to Michele Ralston, spokeswoman for the force.  (But on Thursday he was fired and arrested for murder.)

Cincinnati police, who are handling the investigation, said Tensing saw Dubose driving without a front license plate around 6:30 p.m. Sunday and tried to pull him over. Dubose continued for about a mile from the campus before stopping the car, police said.

Tensing was wearing a body camera, police said. They also said they have received surveillance video from nearby buildings but have yet to view it. No dashboard camera video is available, police said.

resist…Family demanded body cam video

WKRC reported Dubose’s family rallied outside of the university’s police department Tuesday night demanding to see the video captured on Tensing’s body camera.

“Why can’t I see it? Why can’t I see it?” said 9-year-old Samuel, according to the affiliate.

Video of the incident will not be released until the investigation is over, according to Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black.

CNN filed a request to review the body camera video but was turned down Wednesday by Hamilton County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Julie K. Wilson. She said release of the video could jeopardize a fair trial in the future.

“Tensing has been placed on administrative leave with pay.”


stopviolenceSo the campus security guy stops someone for a violation, but instead of issuing a ticket, he shoots him in the head. The campus security/officer gets a paid vacation and the victim’s family is not allowed to see the video of what happened.

While making the family suffer, the department tells whatever lies seem useful and controls all of the evidence. The character assassination has already begun and it will get worse before it gets better.

The penalty for having an expired license is not execution. The officer should be arrested. Last time I checked, murder is a crime.…/stand-up…/

cropped-cropped-peace-justice11.jpg“At home, American police bureaus, militarized and armed with machine-guns, have been provided a license to kill at will and our president claims a “right” to kill anyone, anywhere, any time, for any reason or without providing any reason at all. This amoral and extralegal extortion has been extended abroad in more than 25 corporate wars of choice. And what is most terrifying is that the American people have surrendered to this betrayal and treason. With innocents executed at home and abroad, we are under attack and must stand up and fight back.”

We need to take it to the streets…

“We call upon people of good will to come to Washington, DC on Tuesday September 22, 2015 to actively participate in a witness of nonviolent civil resistance calling on Congress and the White House to take meaningful action as we confront …the structural violence of the military-security state. There will be an occupation of a Congressional office, followed by direct action at the White House.”

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