[Video] Shocking Footage Released of Police Killing of Sam Dubose-Officer Charged With Murder
In the wake of Sandra Bland death, another unarmed black man has been killed by a University of Cincinnati campus police officer during a routine traffic stop.
Officer Ray Tensing fatally shot Samuel Dubose, 43, on Sunday after being pulled over for a missing license tag. Dubose was driving away when Tensing shot him in the head, police said.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters has charged Tensing with the murder of Sam Dubose.
“These routine traffic stops turn fatal and are becoming a norm around the country,” said Brian Taylor, an activist with Black Lives Matter: Cincinnati, who attended a community meeting on the killing. “We’re at the end of our ropes.”
According to the UCPD use of force procedure, campus officers “should not discharge a firearm at or from a moving vehicle except as the ultimate measure of self-defense or defense of another when the suspect is using deadly force.”
Tensing has been placed on administrative leave with pay, university police said. He gave his first statements to investigators on Tuesday.
The media has already begin to blame the victim it has been reported that Dubose had been arrested more than 40 times and is the father of 13 children. As if those two facts alone describe the value of that man’s life. Dubose was headed home to watch a movie on a projector his family had just bought with some of his children, says his daughter.
Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell said he’s seen the unreleased footage from a University of Cincinnati officer’s body camera during last week’s fatal shooting and “it’s not good.”
“The video is not good,” Blackwell said. “I think the city manager has said that also publicly. I’ll leave it there.”
Dubose did not have a weapon, police said.
Tensing has worked for the University of Cincinnati Police Department for a year.
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