Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing Shoots And Kills Unarmed Black Man In His Vehicle
|Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing Shoots And|
Kills Unarmed Black Man In His Vehicle
Dubose's older sister Terina Allen said she has enjoyed watching the marches and rallies demanding justice for her brother.
|Sam Dubose In His Car|
The officer was wearing a body camera, but the city refuses to release the video.
In the meantime, everybody who sees it is deeply disturbed, including the city wide police chief.
|Samuel's Mother (R)|
He was as well a lover of music, a rapper, the founder of a black motorcycle gang and the kind of man whose smile lit up a room.
He was laid to rest as officials continue their investigation into the shooting and as the community calls for more information into the death, including the release of the officer’s body camera video of the shooting, which the Hamilton County prosecutor said is vital to the case.
UC Police Chief Jason Goodrich said Tensing spotted DuBose driving without a front license plate near the UC campus and followed him about a half-mile.
|Samuel Laid To Rest|
Tensing asked for a driver’s license, which DuBose couldn’t produce. He gave the officer an unopened bottle of alcohol instead, Goodrich said.
The two men struggled at the door of the car, and Tensing fired once, fatally striking DuBose in the head, Goodrich said.
|Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing|
Many in the community question that version of events.
“Despite all the things going on outside, we are not going to dismiss that,” said the Rev. Ennis Tate during the start of funeral services for DuBose at Church of the Living God.
“But for a few minutes we are going to celebrate the life of Samuel DuBose.
It’s not about religion today. It’s about unity. Today is about solidarity. ... About coming together today.”
Tate called for the congregation to celebrate DuBose’s life and to support his family: