Jury in Tensing trial asks judge about arrest procedures amid deliberations

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CINCINNATI (WDTN/AP) — The jury in the case of a former University of Cincinnati Police Officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man during a traffic stop near the university told the judge they had a question about the process of an arrest around 5 p.m. Friday.

Earlier that day, the jury said it could not come to a unanimous verdict.

The judge urged the jury to listen to each other and encouraged them to reexamine whether their positions and doubts are reasonable. Judge Megan Shanahan told the jury they have been selected from the same source that any future jury would be chosen from and there is no reason to believe any other jury would be more capable of arriving at a verdict.

Shanahan also said there was no reason to believe any clearer evidence would be presented by either side. The judge then asked them to return to the jury room and continue deliberating.

Jury deliberations have now stretched into a third day in the trial. Hamilton County Judge Megan Shanahan sequestered the jury of 10 whites and two blacks for a second night Thursday. They arrived Friday to resume deliberations.

Twenty-six-year-old Ray Tensing has said he feared for his life when 43-year-old Sam DuBose tried to drive away in July 2015.

Authorities, downtown businesses and schools have been monitoring developments closely. Some businesses released employees early Thursday, and at least two schools closed in anticipation of a verdict that could bring strong reactions.

READ MORE: Authorities, schools on alert as Cincinnati awaits verdict

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