A Second Mistrial In University of Cincinnati Officer Prosecution

Former University of Cincinnati police officer Raymond Tensing left and his attorney listen as a judge tells the jury to continue deliberations after the jury said they are deadlocked

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An Ohio jury deadlocked in the trial of former University of Cincinnati police Officer Ray Tensing, who fatally shot Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop in July 2015.

The Hamilton County jury announced that it couldn't reach a verdict Friday on the fifth day of deliberations.

"We're nearly evenly split regarding our vote for a final verdict". She sent them back to the discussion table.

Alicia Napier, a civilian witness also testified that she was "100 percent sure" that the vehicle moved after Tensing shot, according to the AP.

DuBose's mother, Audrey, released a statement saying his family was "outraged that a second jury has now failed to convict Ray Tensing for the murder of our beloved Sam DuBose".

"The family sincerely thanks the community for all of their support during these hard times".

CORNISH: As we mentioned this week, we've been talking about the trials of other officers in the Midwest.

She called on the Cincinnati community to join them in "peaceful protest" of what she called an "unjust result".

The Tensing family has not spoken publicly about the incident. Tensing and his family left quickly without comment. As of 5:30 p.m. Friday, the group remained relatively unmoving on the steps of the Hamilton County Courthouse.

All three cases started with a traffic stop. We can not allow this in our country.

U.S. prosecutors have found it hard to convict police officers in high-profile shooting cases involving black victims - despite recent incidents being captured on video. "There's a deeper question that no cop is convicted", Taylor said. We live in the United States of America and can't get justice.

Demonstrators continued to gather outside the courthouse throughout the afternoon.

Surrounded by faith leaders and city officials in his City Hall office, Cranley said he understands emotions are running high after a second mistrial.

The mayor says the rights of free speech of all people will be supported, including the right to peacefully demonstrate. Tensing said he feared for his life. He said he and his wife will stay downtown Friday night, patronizing businesses in those areas.

"Right now, the family wants peace".

Black says the city's police and fire departments are ready to respond any situation.

WEINGARTNER: That's correct. The prosecutor said at the time that it was murder. The note said they didn't foresee reaching a unanimous verdict.

This jury had nine whites and three blacks.

His first trial ended in a mistrial. One juror has a son in law enforcement, another was in the military, and another is a musician.

Body-camera video from another officer - played for the jury last week - showed that Heaggan-Brown shot a second bullet into Smith's chest after the suspect hurled his weapon over a fence and had his hands near his head. The Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez shot Castile during a traffic stop. Prosecutors said repeatedly the evidence contradicted Tensing's story. A forensic video expert analyzed Tensing's body camera footage and testified the vehicle didn't begin moving until.178 seconds (less than a second) before Tensing fired the fatal shot. And after the first trial came back with a hung jury, he made a decision to go again for the same charges.

Much of the testimony and witnesses were the same in the second trial as in the first. There were experts who broke down the video for both sides.

Former University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing shot the 43-year-old DuBose after pulling him over for a missing front license plate July 19, 2015.

However, the member station adds that prosecutors "argued Tensing was in no imminent danger but rather forgot his training and reacted in an unreasonable manner", and "a forensic video expert analyzed Tensing's body camera footage and testified the auto didn't begin moving until.178 seconds (less than a second) before Tensing fired the fatal shot". He also said the vehicle began moving 2.4 seconds before the shot.

Last Thursday, the judge rejected the prosecution's request to allow jurors to consider a lesser charge of reckless homicide.

The prosecutor during the first trial, Joseph Deters, had strongly criticised the shooting.

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