Protesters chant as spectators arrive outside Nippert Stadium before a soccer game during a demonstration on the University of Cincinnati campus demanding that a white former police officer be tried a third time in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in Cincinnati. A mistrial was declared twice in the murder and voluntary manslaughter case of Ray Tensing, a former University of Cincinnati police officer, who shot Sam DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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

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