Ex-University Officer In Sam DuBose Shooting Death Released On Bail
The University of Cincinnati officers involved in the shooting death of Samuel DuBose (July 19) are facing the consequences of their actions. Former officer Ray Tensing, who was accused of killing DuBose during a traffic stop in Cincinatti, posted $100,000 in cash thanks to his father in lieu of his $1 million bond on Thursday night (July 30). Two other officers who responded to the incident were also placed on administrative leave after a personal investigation, ABC News reports.
Tensing was released on Thursday evening (July 30) after his arraignment. Tensing, who was put on suicide watch, did not plead guilty and was indicted on one count of murder and one count of voluntary manslaughter after killing Dubose on July 19. Tensing is due back in court exactly a month after the incident (Aug. 19).
Prosecutors also found flaws in Tensing’s account of what happened between him and DuBose. Officials investigated Tensing’s body camera footage, noting inconsistencies in his story. They interviewed Phillip Kidd and David Lindenschmidt, the U.C. officers who appeared on the scene that day and provided additional body camera footage for investigators.
Kidd and Lindenschmidt were questioned twice before brought in front of a grand jury on Friday (July 31). Nothing said by these two officers raised concern with jury members.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters felt the same way after the testimonies, saying, “When the officers were specifically asked about what they saw and heard, their statements matched Tensing’s body camera video. These officers have been truthful and honest about what happened and no charges are warranted.”
Tensing is due back in court on Aug. 19.