Officer Ray Tensing has been released from jail, after spending barely 24 hours behind bars.
Tensing was caught on police bodycam video shooting a driver after stopping him over a spurious claim of a missing front license plate. But as it turns out, DuBose had a front license plate displayed in his window, which as far as we can tell is perfectly legal in Ohio.
Tensing, now a former officer from the University of Cincinnati Police Department, pleaded not guilty, to all charges related to the murder and voluntary manslaughter of Samuel Dubose in Mount Auburn.
A grand jury indicted him for the murder of 43-year-old DuBose.
Local Channel 12 News, reports that Tensing’s attorney, Stew Mathews, requested that Judge Megan Shanahan release Tensing on his own recognizance.
That request was denied, but assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor Mark Piepmeier did set his lowest amount for a bond in a murder case: $1 million.
“The bond will be $1 million any way. Ladies and gentlemen this is a courtroom, you will conduct yourselves at all times appropriately.”
That bond was posted, and Tensing is back on the streets again.
(Article by S. Wooten and M. David)