Sam Dubose


University of Cincinnati police officer Raymond Tensing, 25, has been charged with murder for fatally shooting an unarmed black man during a routine traffic stop.


Raymond Tensing mugshot


On the evening of July 19, Tensing pulled over Samuel Dubose, 43, for failure to display a front license plate.

Less than two minutes into the traffic stop, Tensing pulled his weapon and fired a round into Dubose’s head killing him.

In the initial police report, Raymond Tensing claimed he was forced to shoot Sam Dubose because he was being dragged by his car and nearly run over. But, the body camera he was wearing at the time of the incident told a different story.

Via The Washington Post:

The video, released Wednesday, appears to show Dubose turning the ignition after Tensing tells him to take off his seat belt. The officer reaches toward the door, yells “Stop!” and draws his gun. Then he thrusts the weapon through the open car window and fires a single round, striking Dubose in the head.

“He wasn’t dealing with someone who was wanted for murder. He was dealing with someone who didn’t have a front license plate. This was, in the vernacular, a pretty chicken-crap stop,” Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters said, adding: “I’m treating him like a murderer.”



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