An Ohio prosecutor is set to announce whether he will try a third time to convict a white former police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man during a traffic stop.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters (DEE’-turs) is scheduled to hold a news conference Tuesday afternoon.
Two juries have deadlocked on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges against 27-year-old Ray Tensing in the 2015 shooting death of 43-year-old Sam DuBose.
There is intense community interest in the case, which has led to several protests and demonstrations.
Judge Leslie Ghiz has scheduled a July 24 meeting on the case. Tensing’s attorney has asked her to dismiss the charges.
The since-fired University of Cincinnati officer has testified that he feared for his life when DuBose tried to drive away.
Source: Associated Press