Sheriff thanks advocates who helped keep Ray Tensing trial demonstrations peaceful

CINCINNATI -- Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil made a presentation Thursday about the Ray Tensing trial this past fall and the upcoming retrial in May.

Neil praised local community advocates who collaborated with authorities and helped ensure that demonstrations outside the courthouse remained peaceful. He awarded medals to a group of those advocates during the presentation, saying there were no arrests as a result of the demonstrations.

Tensing was a University of Cincinnati police officer when he fatally shot Sam DuBose during a traffic stop in 2015.

He is facing charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in the case.

Tensing went on trial for those charges in November, but the judge declared a mistrial after jurors said they were unable to reach a verdict after 25 hours of deliberations.

The new trial is scheduled to begin May 25.

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