The jury in the retrial of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing was deadlocked, and Judge Leslie Ghiz declared a mistrial. The Enquirer/Kareem Elgazzar
CINCINNATI — For a second time, a jury has been unable to agree on whether Ray Tensing was justified when he fatally shot Sam DuBose during a traffic stop.
Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Leslie Ghiz on Friday shortly after 2 p.m. declared a mistrial, after the jury of nine women and three men said they could not agree on verdicts for either murder or voluntary manslaughter.
A polite and subtle wave to the gathered media and a one-sentence statement is all Audrey DuBose provided after she witnessed a judge again declaring a mistrial in the case of her son’s death.
“God’s will is sufficient,” Audrey DuBose said as she left the Hamilton County Courthouse Friday afternoon.
In the driving rain Friday afternoon, protesters and demonstrators held signs and chanted.
“This verdict is devastating for Cincinnati,” Brian Taylor of Black Lives Matter: Cincinnati said in a rainstorm outside the courthouse. “It proves that once again it is completely legal in the United States of America in 2017 to kill black people if you are a cop.”
Tensing’s first trial last year also ended with the jury deadlocked. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters must now decide whether to seek a third trial.
Jurors deliberated more than 30 hours over five days. They asked three questions during…