CINCINNATI (AP) — A rally marking the anniversary of the death of a black motorist fatally shot by a white University of Cincinnati police officer during a traffic stop is scheduled in Cincinnati.
Tuesday night’s rally at Classon Park was organized by Cincinnati’s chapter of Black Lives Matter to remember the life of 43-year-old Sam DuBose. Authorities say DuBose was fatally shot by Officer Ray Tensing during a traffic stop on July 19, 2015, after Tensing pulled him over near the UC campus for a missing front license plate.
Tensing has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in DuBose’s death. His attorney has said Tensing feared being dragged under the car as DuBose tried to drive away.
The university fired Tensing, whose trial is scheduled for Oct. 24.