On July 19, 2015, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Samuel DuBose, an unarmed man, was fatally shot by Ray Tensing, a University of Cincinnati police officer, during a traffic stop for a missing front license plate. Tensing fired after DuBose started his car. Tensing stated that DuBose had begun to drive off and that he was being dragged because his arm was caught in the car. Prosecutors alleged that footage from Tensing's bodycam showed that he was not dragged and a grand jury indicted him on charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter. He was then fired from the police department. He was released on bond before trial. A November 2016 trial ended in mistrial after the jury became deadlocked. A retrial began in May 2017. It also ended in a hung jury on June 23, 2017. Tensing said he was dragged by DuBose's car, the video shows otherwise. Officers claim they heard tires squealing before the shots, the video clearly shows no tires Squealing. public trust has become a commodity that no longer has to be earned, its given freely and we're seeing that often times this blind trust is a costly thing to some citizens.
Officer Eddie Hawking is a Cincinnati Police Officer and President of the Sentinels Police Association.
Officer Hawkins will be our guest this Saturday at 10:00 AM (CST) on Behind The Blue Curtain. Join us as we discuss the July 19, 2015 shooting of unarmed Samuel DuBose by University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing during a traffic stop. We'll also dive into: Pacify vs Prosecution and Accountability: Police vs Public, To join the conversation or if you have questions, comments or concerns call 646-716-4621 and press 1 on your phone. Listen in, share the link and tell a friend. Knowledge is Power.
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