Homicide

Lawyer for campus cop who fatally shot driver wants his murder trial moved out of Cincinnati

FILE - In this July 30, 2015 file photo, former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing appears at Hamilton County Courthouse for his arraignment in the in the  July 19 shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose in Cincinnati. An attorney for Tensing filed a request Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, asking the court to move the trial elsewhere. Tensing pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter. His trial is scheduled for Nov. 16. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

FILE - In this July 30, 2015 file photo, former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing appears at Hamilton County Courthouse for his arraignment in the in the July 19 shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose in Cincinnati. An attorney for Tensing filed a request Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, asking the court to move the trial elsewhere. Tensing pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter. His trial is scheduled for Nov. 16. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)  (The Associated Press)

An attorney for a University of Cincinnati policeman charged with murder for shooting a driver he stopped over a missing front license plate is asking a court to move the trial elsewhere.

The attorney argues 25-year-old Ray Tensing can't get a fair trial in Cincinnati because of extensive pretrial publicity and what he describes as inflammatory comments by a prosecutor.

Tensing's trial is scheduled Nov. 16 in Hamilton County. Court records show the request for a change of venue was filed Wednesday.

The university fired Tensing shortly after his indictment on charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in the July 19 death of 43-year-old Samuel DuBose.

Tensing has pleaded not guilty. His attorney has said Tensing feared being dragged under the car as DuBose tried to drive away.