Cincinnati City Council wants ex-officer retried in fatal shooting

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2016, file photo, Ray Tensing exits Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Megan Shanahan's courtroom following the first day of the jury selection process for his murder trial in Cincinnati. Prospective jurors will be questioned Monday, Oct. 31 for Tensing's trial on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges in the shooting of Sam DuBose after he was pulled over July 19, 2015, near the University of Cincinnati for a missing front license plate. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2016, file photo, Ray Tensing exits Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Megan Shanahan's courtroom following the first day of the jury selection process for his murder trial in Cincinnati. Prospective jurors will be questioned Monday, Oct. 31 for Tensing's trial on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges in the shooting of Sam DuBose after he was pulled over July 19, 2015, near the University of Cincinnati for a missing front license plate. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati’s city council wants a white police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man retried after jurors failed to reach a verdict.

The council has unanimously approved a resolution asking Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters “to take all steps necessary to pursue a retrial” of former University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing. Tensing was fired after fatally shooting Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop near campus in July 2015. He was indicted on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges.

Tensing testified at trial that he feared he was going to be killed.

A mistrial was declared Saturday when jurors failed to reach a verdict after deliberating 25 hours.

Deters has said he expects to decide by Nov. 28 whether to retry Tensing.

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