Mr Fehr said the university had breached its contract with the union when it fired Tensing on Wednesday after he was indicted.
Cincinnati defense attorney Mike Allen said he didn’t know whether it was illegal for the passenger to refuse to identify himself, though he added, “From a common-sense standpoint, it would be easier on them if they did”.
The incident was the latest in a series of fatal police confrontations in the United States that have raised questions about police use of force against minorities.
A little more than four minutes into the video, Cincinnati city police arrived, after which Kidd told him his bodycam was on and said “don’t say anything”. Deters stressed that the evidence showed Dubose had not acted aggressively toward Tensing, as the officer had claimed. He said that there are two sides to the case and that the much viewed body camera video of the stop can be interpreted differently from the prosecutor’s version. At least one of the other two officers corroborated Tensing’s account of events before the release of the body camera footage.
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said during a May visit that Cincinnati’s reforms could be a model for other cities dealing with the issue of community-police relations.
The UC Officer who was indicted for murder after shooting and killing an unarmed Sam Dubose has posted his million bond, having been released from jail.
“He was dragging me”, Tensing said to Kidd. However, during the stop something went horribly wrong and Dubose was shot in the head by Tensing.
In the video, Kidd told another officer he saw Tensing getting dragged by DuBose’s auto – the reason Tensing said he shot the 43-year-old after stopping him for a missing front license.
The popular saying “driving while black” is backed by federal statistics that show black motorists are more likely to be pulled over than white and Hispanic motorists.
Tensing: “Didn’t’ want to get run over, I was trying to stop him”. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of life in prison. The next court date was set for August 19. In the video footage Tensing is seen pulling out his gun after DuBose is unable to present his license and protests when told to take off his seat belt.
Tensing was fired from his post after his indictment, and university spokeswoman Michele Ralston confirmed Thursday that officers Kidd and Lindenschmidt were placed on paid leave during the investigation. Deter says. Cara Owsley/AP People chant, “hands up, don’t shoot” to a Cincinnati Police Officer as they march along Sycamore Street in Cincinnati. “When the officers were specifically asked about what they saw and heard, their statements matched Tensing’s body camera video”.
Aubrey DuBose, the victim’s brother, called the shooting “senseless” and “unprovoked”.
Mayor John Cranley said the way officials have handled the case could help make Cincinnati a national model for “the pursuit of justice”.