Cincinnati courts and community make final preparations for Ray Tensing murder trial

Tensing accused of killing Sam DuBose
Posted at 7:27 AM, Oct 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-21 07:27:53-04

CINCINNATI -- A former University of Cincinnati police officer's trial could take weeks, and all eyes will be on Cincinnati when Ray Tensing faces a judge and jury. 

Tensing is accused of killing Samuel DuBose during an off-campus traffic stop in July 2015. Attorneys in the case will return to court for a hearing Friday morning because there are now more possible jurors. 

More than 220 possible people for the jury that will decide whether or not Tensing committed murder when he shot and killed DuBose. Jury selection will take days and starts Oct. 31. 

Officials say we can expect tight security not only at the courthouse, but all around it and around the Hamilton County Jail.


The city is working with police on all possible scenarios, as they told city council Monday. Tensing's former employer, the University of Cincinnati, took a look at what's changed with its police department. 

In the final days before the murder trial, there are calls for prayer and protest marches as Black Lives Matter plans a march for Saturday afternoon from Inwood Park to the courthouse Downtown.