Potential juror questioning set in Ohio police shooting case today

Ray Tensing
Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing appears at Hamilton County Courthouse for his arraignment in the shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Cincinnati. Tensing pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

CINCINNATI (AP) – Courtroom questioning of potential jurors is set to begin in the murder trial of a white former police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop.

Ray Tensing’s attorney has said the since-fired police officer feared for his life.

The 26-year-old Tensing has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in the shooting of 43-year-old Sam DuBose near the University of Cincinnati last year.

Potential jurors filled out a nearly 200-question form asking what they’ve heard about the case and about their own dealings with police and courts.

The case has drawn widespread attention to the treatment of black people by police.

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