Ohio Cop Who Shot Unarmed Black Man in Head to Face Murder Charges / Sputnik International

While Tensing claimed he had been dragged by the car before shooting, Deters said that the officer was not dragged. Rather, Tensing fell backwards after shooting Dubose in the head, Deters said.”

This office has probably reviewed upwards of hundreds of police shootings, and this is the first time that we’ve thought this is without question a murder,” Deters said.


Dubose was stopped near the University of Cincinnati campus because his car did not have a front license plate, which Deters called a “chicken-crap stop.”


“Could you imagine the outrage you would have if this was your kid, if this was your brother, over a stop like this?” Deters said. “And he didn’t do anything violent towards the officer. He wasn’t dragging him. And he pulled out his gun and intentionally shot him in the head.”


“This was the purposeful killing of another person,” Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said at a news conference Wednesday announcing grand jury’s decision to indict Officer Ray Tensing.