City Council wants ex-officer retried in fatal Ohio shooting

Ray Tensing arrives at court on the fourth day of jury deliberations in his murder trial, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in Cincinnati. Judge Megan Shanahan has declared a mistrial after the jury said it was deadlocked in the case.   Tensing, the former University of Cincinnati police officer is charged with murdering Sam DuBose while on duty during a routine traffic stop on July 19, 2015. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Ray Tensing arrives at court on the fourth day of jury deliberations in his murder trial, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in Cincinnati. Judge Megan Shanahan has declared a mistrial after the jury said it was deadlocked in the case. Tensing, the former University of Cincinnati police officer is charged with murdering Sam DuBose while on duty during a routine traffic stop on July 19, 2015. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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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