UC President Santa Ono wants Deters to share body camera video with Dubose's family

Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated a long-time police reform advocate called for the boycott of the Music Festival this weekend.

CINCINNATI -- University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono on Thursday joining a growing chorus of people calling for Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters to share body camera video from a police shooting that killed an unarmed black motorist over the weekend.

UC Police Officer Ray Tensing, 26, shot and killed Sam Dubose, 43, during a traffic stop over a missing license plate Sunday evening in Mt. Auburn.

EDITORIAL: Release the UC police shooting video

Deters said he would not release the body cam video of the shooting until the grand jury has seen it. Deters' office released a statement after about 20 people protested outside his downtown office Thursday.

A few hours later, Ono tweeted that he asked Deters to share the video with Dubose's family:

According to an incident report, Tensing said Dubose was dragging him with his car and he feared he would be run over when he fired a single shot that killed him.

Another UC officer responding to the scene, Phillip Kidd, backed up Tensing's account, saying he witnessed Dubose's 1998 Honda Accord dragging Tensing and Tensing firing one shot, according to the report. Another responding officer, David Lindenschmidt, apparently did not contribute to the report.

"It was unclear how much of this incident OIT Lindenschmidt witnessed," the report said.

MORE: What else the police reports says

At Thursday's protest, State Sen. Cecil Thomas -- a retired Cincinnati policeman and former Cincinnati councilman -- said he sees a "groundswell of anger" developing like the one that led to the 2001 riots over the UC police shooting and the prosecutor's refusal to release the video.

"I'm extremely concerned that this is going to lead to some problems. I don't want to go back to that," Thomas said.

READ: Why Deters says he won't release the video

Deters' decision has led to an "erosion of trust," Thomas said, noting that Cincinnati police held news conferences with Powerpoint presentations immediately after several recent police-involved shootings.

"Release the tape and let the people decide," he said.

"If UC officers are allowed to patrol city streets, then UC officers should be held to the same standards as Cincinnati officers," Roley said.

Ono, standing alongside Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, vowed reforms to the university's police department, including possible participation in the Collaborative Agreement between Cincinnati police and the Justice Department that brought changes to use-of-force policy and new training and transparency following the 2001 riots in the city.

"We will be reviewing - comprehensively - training, policies and procedures and making sure we are applying best practice in everything we do," Ono said.

Cranley said "license plate pullovers should not result in the loss of life" and he applauded UC's commitment to reform. The mayor stopped just short of blaming the officer in the shooting.

UC's discussions with Cincinnati police and the community could eventually lead to UC police being merged with Cincinnati police.

UC will study the possibility of rearming its officers with Tasers. UC stopped using Tasers after a student died in 2011 when he was stunned by an officer trying to subdue him.

WATCH: See what else Ono, Cranley had to say about reforms

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