White cop on kill rap after stop

White cop on kill rap after stop

A white Ohio police officer who shot a black man during a routine traffic stop was charged with murder in what prosecutors called a "senseless" act motivated by anger.
The case comes as the United States grapples with heightened racial tensions in the wake of a series of high-profile incidents of unarmed African Americans being killed by police in disputed circumstances.

"He wasn't dealing with someone wanted for murder he was dealing with someone with a missing license plate," said Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters. 

"This is in the vernacular a pretty `chicken crap' stop. If he started rolling away, seriously, let him go. You don't have to shoot him in the head."

University of Cincinnati campus police officer Ray Tensing initially told investigators that he shot Sam DuBose in the head after he tried to drive away and dragged the officer along with him. 

But a review of the officer's body camera footage showed Tensing was never in danger during the July 19 incident.

The university shut down its campus and placed barricades at entrances, in concern over possible violent protests as has been seen in the response to other high- profile police shootings over the past year. City officials pressed for calm and said they were prepared "for any scenarios that present themselves."

Despite concerns, there appeared to be no outbreak of violent protests on Wednesday night.

A small group of marchers gathered, waving "Black Lives Matter" placards, in referenc

e to the grassroots movement opposing violence by law enforcement against blacks. 

Cincinnati was struck by days of violent unrest following the police shooting of an unarmed black man 14 years ago.


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