Cincinnati Black Lawyers Association demands third trial for Ray Tensing
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - As we await a decision from Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters on whether Ray Tensing will be tried a third time, there was a gathering outside his office Friday morning.
The Cincinnati Black Lawyers Association is demanding Deters try Tensing for a third time.
Members of the association were joined by members of the NAACP and the Cincinnati United Black Front outside Deters' office at 10 a.m for a press conference.
The gathering Friday is the latest call for a third trial coming nearly a week after a large protest and march.
On the sidewalk, Donyetta Bailey, the president of the Cincinnati Black Lawyers Association said that the third trial would need an impartial judge.
"We need a judge that makes common sense rulings, and I feel we've yet to get that. So moving it to another county is not going to do anything if we have a judge that does things like dismiss the Confederate flag t-shirt, but allows the marijuana and things become a side show and we lose track of why we are here," Bailey said.
"We are here because Ray Tensing shot Sam DuBose, an unarmed black man who was stopped for a front license plate. That should not happen. That's the bottom line," she added.
Bailey also said the Black Lawyers Association has requested a meeting with Prosecutor Deters, but she says they have not heard back from his office.
A letter from the organizations and the DuBose family was also sent to Deters:
Deters may announce his decision whether or not to retry Tensing as soon as next week.