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UC Officer Ray Tensing charged with murder, voluntary manslaughter

CINCINNATI (Deb Dixon) -- UC Officer Ray Tensing has been indicted on charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter for the shooting death of Sam DuBose during a traffic stop. The body-cam video from the shooting was shown at a press conference.UC Officer Ray Tensing during a traffic stop in Mt. Auburn on July 19. Officer Tensing stopped DuBose because his car was missing a front license plate. Tensing shot DuBose in the head after he says he was dragged as DuBose drove off.Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced the charges against Tensing during a news conference. Deters called the shooting of DuBose the "most asinine act I've ever seen". He also says the shooting was "totally unwarranted".Deters says Tensing was not dragged when DuBose's car started to roll away. He only fell backward when he fired the shot that killed DuBose. Deters believes that Tensing lost his temper because DuBose wouldn't get out of the car during that traffic stop. Deters says you don't get shot during a traffic stop unless you're violent towards police. He says DuBose was not. Deters say this kind of shooting by an officer doesn't happen in the US, only in places like Afghanistan.Deters said he was reviewed upward of 100 police-involved shootings. He says this is the first time he thought without question that it was murder. Deters says he feels sorry for the DuBose family and for the community. Tensing turned himself in early Wednesday afternoon. Deters says Tensing could get life in prison if he's convicted.

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