CINCINNATI -- The judge in Ray Tensing's retrial has issued a gag order in the case.
Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Leslie Ghiz signed an order Wednesday barring the defense and prosecution teams from talking about the case with media.
"In light of the unprecedented and extensive media coverage in the ... case, this protective order is intended to prevent media coverage of statements that might unfairly influence the potential jury pool and the outcome of the case," her order states.
Last month, jurors couldn't reach a unanimous verdict on either charge filed against the former University of Cincinnati police officer -- murder and voluntary manslaughter -- for killing motorist Sam DuBose during a traffic stop in July 2015.
Judge Megan Shanahan declared a hung jury and a mistrial.
He suggested he might seek to move the trial elsewhere -- perhaps Cleveland or Columbus -- to improve the chance of finding jurors who haven't been exposed to the deluge of media coverage the case has received here.