Hearing set on new trial in Ohio police shooting case

Defense attorney Stewart Mathews has asked the judge to acquit Tensing. He has said he's leaning toward opposing a change of venue.

By: AP | Cincinnati | Published:November 28, 2016 1:11 pm
FILE – In this Nov. 10, 2016, file photo, former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing leaves court after the second day of jury deliberations in his murder trial in Cincinnati. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters' widely expected decision to retry Tensing on a murder charge in the traffic-stop shooting of Sam DuBose came with the surprise that he wants to move the next trial out of the Cincinnati area. A judge declared a mistrial Nov. 12 after jurors remained hung after 25 hours of deliberations. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing leaves court after the second day of jury deliberations in his murder trial in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/File)

An Ohio judge is set to meet with both sides in the case of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer whose first trial in the fatal shooting of a black motorist ended in a hung jury. Hamilton County Judge Megan Shanahan has scheduled a hearing for Monday after declaring a mistrial on Nov. 12.

Prosecutor Joe Deters (DEE’-turs) has said he plans to retry Ray Tensing on the same charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in the July 2015 shooting of Sam DuBose. Deters also said he wants the trial moved to another county, for a jury that won’t be pressured by intense local attention.

Defense attorney Stewart Mathews has asked the judge to acquit Tensing. He has said he’s leaning toward opposing a change of venue.