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Potential jurors report in Cincinnati officer's murder trial

  • CORRECTS POOL SOURCE TO THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER - Ray Tensing enters Judge Megan Shanahan's courtroom for his pre-trial hearing on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Cincinnati. The former University of Cincinnati police officer is charged with killing Sam DuBose, an unarmed black man during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate.   (Amanda Rossmann /The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool)

    CORRECTS POOL SOURCE TO THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER - Ray Tensing enters Judge Megan Shanahan's courtroom for his pre-trial hearing on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Cincinnati. The former University of Cincinnati police officer is charged with killing Sam DuBose, an unarmed black man during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate. (Amanda Rossmann /The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • CORRECTS POOL SOURCE TO THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER - Judge Megan E. Shanahan addresses the court during Ray Tensing's pre-trial hearing on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Cincinnati. The former University of Cincinnati police officer is charged with killing Sam DuBose, an unarmed black man during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate.     (Amanda Rossmann/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool)

    CORRECTS POOL SOURCE TO THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER - Judge Megan E. Shanahan addresses the court during Ray Tensing's pre-trial hearing on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Cincinnati. The former University of Cincinnati police officer is charged with killing Sam DuBose, an unarmed black man during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate. (Amanda Rossmann/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • CORRECTS POOL SOURCE TO THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER - DaShonda Reid, center, Sam DuBose's longtime fiancée, waits for Ray Tensing's pre-trial hearing to begin Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Cincinnati. The former University of Cincinnati police officer is charged with killing DuBose, an unarmed black man during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate.     (Amanda Rossmann/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool)

    CORRECTS POOL SOURCE TO THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER - DaShonda Reid, center, Sam DuBose's longtime fiancĂ©e, waits for Ray Tensing's pre-trial hearing to begin Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, in Cincinnati. The former University of Cincinnati police officer is charged with killing DuBose, an unarmed black man during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate. (Amanda Rossmann/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

Potential jurors have arrived at an Ohio courthouse in the murder trial of a white former university police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop for a missing front license plate.

A large pool of potential jurors reported Tuesday morning to the Hamilton County Courthouse for orientation sessions and to fill out 25-page questionnaires that will be studied by the defense and prosecutors before they start questioning candidates in court Oct. 31.

Twenty-six-year-old Ray Tensing has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in the shooting of 43-year-old Sam DuBose near the University of Cincinnati last year.

There was increased security in place inside the courthouse. Outside, faith leaders and social activists formed a circle to offer prayers for justice and healing.