The University of Cincinnati police shooting of Samuel Dubose happened so quickly that it might be difficult to see whether or not the officer’s hand had been caught in the steering wheel as he claimed numerous times to other officers after the shooting.
But PINAC’s Bobby Stewart took the time to slow the video down, frame by frame, where we can clearly see officer Ray Tensing’s hand had never been caught on the steering and he was never dragged.
We can assume Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters did the same when he presented the evidence to the grand jury, which made the decision to charge Tensing with murder and voluntary manslaughter, a rare move from any grand jury.
The video below also includes clips of cops doing their best to either corroborate his tale that he was dragged or telling him to stop explaining anything, knowing it could backfire on him.
But what did him in was the bodycam footage, which outraged Deters to the point where he actually sought an indictment rather than doing the usual, which is the opposite as we have seen in non-indictments of killer cops throughout the country.
“It was senseless. It’s just horrible,” Deters said. “He purposefully killed him.”
Tensing, 25, turned himself in Thursday and is now being held on a $1 million bond, which means he would have to pay $100,000 to be released.
Deters said he is seeking a life sentence.
Meanwhile, Tensing’s attorney, Stew Mathews, continued spinning the police narrative.
According to Cincinnati.com:
Tensing’s attorney, Stew Mathews, said he’s going to do his best to get his client out of jail Thursday. Tensing can post 10 percent of the $1 million bond.
“He’s feeling like he was run over by a train.” Mathews said. “He’s still in shock. ”
Mathews cautioned the public not to speculate.
“There are two sides to things,” he said. “This case will be tried in a courtroom.”
He repeated his stance that Tensing, who had reached into DuBose’s car window during a traffic stop, feared for his life when he said DuBose started to drive away.
“He thought he was going to be sucked under the car,” Mathews told reporters.
Tensing pleaded not guilty. He is expected to pay the bail amount today.