Ohio jury deliberations to resume today in cop’s trial
Jurors will resume deliberations today in the murder trial of a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate in Ohio.
Hamilton County Judge Megan Shanahan sequestered the jurors for the night after they wrapped up Wednesday, more than four hours after she completed her instructions to the jury of 10 whites and two blacks.
An attorney for Ray Tensing, a nowfired University of Cincinnati police officer, said in closing arguments that prosecutors had tried to inject race as “a smoke screen” in the trial. Tensing has said he shot Sam DuBose while being dragged by DuBose’s car as he tried to drive away on July 19, 2015.
The prosecution said evidence countered Tensing’s claims.
“The evidence is overwhelming that there was absolutely no justification” for shooting DuBose, said Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters.