CINCINNATI (AP) – Jurors in the murder retrial of a white Ohio police officer charged in the fatal traffic stop shooting of an unarmed black motorist say they are deadlocked, but a judge told them to keep deliberating.
The Hamilton County jury announced that it couldn’t reach a verdict Friday on the fifth day of deliberations.
Prosecutors and the defense agree that Officer Ray Tensing shot 43-year-old Sam DuBose in the head after pulling him over for a missing front license plate on July 19, 2015.
The 27-year-old Tensing testified he feared he was going to be killed. Prosecutors said repeatedly the evidence contradicted Tensing’s story.
His first trial ended in a mistrial when the jury deadlocked.
The shooting is among those across the nation that have raised attention to how police deal with blacks.