Judge to deadlocked jury: Keep deliberating fate of officer
Jurors on Friday told a judge they can’t reach a decision after three days of deliberations in the murder trial of a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man during a traffic stop. The judge told them to keep deliberating.
The jurors said they couldn’t reach a decision on murder or voluntary manslaughter charges against now-fired Officer Ray Tensing, who killed 43-year-old motorist Sam DuBose near the University of Cincinnati in July 2015.
Hamilton County Judge Megan Shanahan told jurors they have enough evidence for a decision and to keep working. She didn’t grant a request by Tensing’s attorney to declare a mistrial.
Jurors got the case at noontime Wednesday. The judge sequestered the jury of 10 whites and two blacks for a second night Thursday and brought them back for deliberations Friday. They’ve asked to come back today.