Juror responses raise bias questions in Ohio police 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) — Newly released documents are raising questions about jury selection in the case of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with killing a black motorist during a traffic stop.

A judge authorized the release Tuesday of redacted juror questionnaires in Ray Tensing’s case.

Tensing is charged with killing Sam DuBose in July 2015 during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate.

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The Cincinnati Enquirer reports four jurors in the case agreed some races and/or ethnic groups tend to be more violent than others.

One juror stated he’s related to a police officer. He said police “are the good guys” and “should be given the benefit of the doubt.”

The jury of 10 whites and two blacks failed to reach a verdict. A retrial is planned.

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