Police officers around the country are making headlines and it seems to be the same type of news. Fatally shooting black Americans and or misconduct. Recently, the fatal shooting of a Cincinnati motorist Samuel Dubose is back in the news because the officer is now indicted on murder charges. According to the New York Times:
A University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted on murder charges on Wednesday in the fatal shooting of a driver this month.
In the indictment handed up by a grand jury in Hamilton County, the officer, Ray Tensing, is accused of killing the driver, Samuel DuBose, during a traffic stop near the campus on July 19….
Mr. DuBose, 43, a father of 10, was just south of the university campus, driving a green 1998 Honda Accord without a front license plate, when Officer Tensing began following him, according to an account that Jason Goodrich, chief of the university police, gave on Monday. Moments later, the officer pulled Mr. Dubose over on a side street, a few blocks from the campus, Mr. Goodrich said.
He said that when Officer Tensing asked for a driver’s license, Mr. DuBose handed him a bottle of alcohol instead. But Mr. Goodrich gave no more insight into the confrontation that followed, in which the officer fired one shot that struck Mr. Dubose in the head.