Ohio Killer Cop Gets Near $350K Settlement

By Free Radical

Samuel Dubose was killed by police officer Raymond Tensing in 2015 during what was supposed to be a routine traffic stop near the University of Cincinnati.

Samuel Dubose was killed by police officer Raymond Tensing in 2015 during what was supposed to be a routine traffic stop near the University of Cincinnati.

Former University of Cincinnati police officer, Raymond Tensing, who fatally killed Sam Dubose in 2015, has been awarded nearly $350,000 by the college. The settlement is the result of a grievance filed by the Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio Labor Council which charged that Tensing was unlawfully removed from his police post. The organization alleged that Tensing, who was not convicted, was not given due process including a disciplinary hearing and paid leave. Tensing was awarded $244,230 in back pay and $100,000 in legal fees according to theroot.com.

In July 2015, Tensing stopped, shot and killed Sam Dubose near the University of Cincinnati campus. Dubose was unarmed. Tensing and fellow officers on the force were found to have given false information about the incident that contradicted video footage. Nonetheless, two jury trials of Tensing ended in mistrials, the last one occurring in July 2017.

As could be expected, the case sparked outrage among members of DuBose’s family. DeShonda Reid, who parented four children with him called Tensing an “officially paid assassin who has not shown one ounce of remorse for killing an innocent man.”

In an emailed statement to the campus community, UC president Neville Pinto expressed, “I realize this agreement will be difficult for our community. I am nevertheless hopeful that we can focus on supporting each other as members of the same Bearcat family — even, perhaps especially, if we don’t agree.”

DuBose’s Family was awarded a settlement of $4.85 million, an on campus memorial, and a say in how the school’s police department will be revamped. His children also are allowed free tuition to the college.

The news of the Tensing settlement comes as the nation boils over last week’s fatal police shooting of Stephon Clark, an unarmed Black man in Sacramento, who was killed in his backyard.

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