UC releasing report on DuBose shooting today

Posted at 12:06 PM, Sep 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-11 12:06:26-04

CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati will hold a press conference Friday at 1 p.m. to discuss an independent investigation it initiated into the July 19 shooting death of Samuel DuBose by former UC police officer Ray Tensing.

DuBose was shot dead by former University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing during a traffic stop July 19.

The university fired Tensing on July 29 after Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced a grand jury indicted Tensing on a murder charge. 

The university also hired the firm Kroll Inc. to conduct an independent investigation into the incident.

When announcing the the grand jury indictment, Deters said his case hinged on footage Tensing's body camera recorded during the former officer's confrontation with DuBose. Deters argued the footage clearly showed intent ot murder on Tensing's part.

Tensing, and his attorney, Stew Matthews, continue to argue that the former officer feared for his life as DuBose tried to drive away from the traffic stop, dragging the officer.

Tensing turned himself into authorities the day the indictment was announced. Tensing entered a plea of not guilty on July 30 . His father posted 10 percent of a $1 million bond and Tensing was released from jail later the same day. 

Court officials set a Nov. 16 trial date for Tensing in late August. That date was pushed back on Sept. 8 after both prosecution and defense agreed they needed more time to prepare their arguments.

WCPO will stream the briefing live here. Also, follow WCPO reporter, Jason Lawwho will be live tweeting from the press conference.