CINCINNATI (AP) — Members of the Black Lives Matter movement and other civil rights groups are expressing outrage over the second mistrial in the case of a white University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop.
Brian Taylor of the Black Lives Matter movement in Cincinnati calls the mistrial in Officer Ray Tensing’s case “blatant injustice” and a “textbook example” of institutionalized racism at work. Tensing killed Sam DuBose in 2015 after pulling him over for a missing front license plate.
Dozens of people demonstrated in steady rain outside the Hamilton County courthouse.
The local NAACP chapter says the case is another example that a police officer can “get away with murder” if the victim is black.