Deters: Investigation into deadly UC shooting should conclude next week

CINCINNATI -- We probably won't see the body cam footage that captured the fatal shooting of and unarmed black man by white UC police officer until next week, according to information released Friday by Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters.

Deters has come under criticism since announcing he would not be releasing Officer Ray Tensing's body camera footage until the investigation is complete.

On Friday, the prosecutor said he expects that investigation to conclude next week.

"I expect the...assessment of the case to be completed by Wednesday, July 29," Deters said.

Sam Dubose's death comes as American police forces face some sharp criticism and angry protests over their use of force, particularly in light of several high-profile deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of white police officers.

Tensing fired one shot at the 43-year-old, killing him during a traffic stop in Mount Auburn Sunday, according to a police report. Tensing was wearing his body camera at the time.

Deters said his office plans on completing all presentations to the grand jury by the end of next week.

On Friday, Deters also addressed questions surrounding the possibility of surveillance cameras on nearby buildings that could have captured video of the shooting.

He said he is not aware of any such footage existing.

UC President Santa Ono has issued a public call for Deters to release the video to Dubose's family. Ono also suspended all off-campus traffic stops by UC police until further notice in the wake of the deadly shooting.

WCPO, WKRC, WXIX and the Cincinnati Enquirer committed Friday to filing a joint lawsuit against Deters to have him release the video. Other media organizations are still considering joining the suit.

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