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Testimony continues in trial of ex-officer in man's death

  • Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing walks into the courtroom of Common Pleas Judge Megan Shanahan at the Hamilton County Courthouse, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Cincinnati. Tensing is charged with murder of Sam DuBose while on duty during a routine traffic stop on July 19, 2015. (Cara Owsley/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool)

    Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing walks into the courtroom of Common Pleas Judge Megan Shanahan at the Hamilton County Courthouse, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Cincinnati. Tensing is charged with murder of Sam DuBose while on duty during a routine traffic stop on July 19, 2015. (Cara Owsley/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Family of Sam DuBose watches proceddings during the murder trial of Ray Tensing, former University of Cincinnati Police Officer, in the courtroom of Common Pleas Judge Megan Shanahan at the Hamilton County Courthouse, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Cincinnati. Tensing is charged with murder of Sam DuBose while on duty during a routine traffic stop on July 19, 2015. (Cara Owsley/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool)

    Family of Sam DuBose watches proceddings during the murder trial of Ray Tensing, former University of Cincinnati Police Officer, in the courtroom of Common Pleas Judge Megan Shanahan at the Hamilton County Courthouse, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Cincinnati. Tensing is charged with murder of Sam DuBose while on duty during a routine traffic stop on July 19, 2015. (Cara Owsley/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Common Pleas Court Judge Megan Shanahan presides over the Ray Tensing trial at the Hamilton County Courthouse, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Cincinnati. Tensing is charged with the murder of Sam DuBose while on duty during a routine traffic stop on July 19, 2015. (Cara Owsley/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool)

    Common Pleas Court Judge Megan Shanahan presides over the Ray Tensing trial at the Hamilton County Courthouse, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in Cincinnati. Tensing is charged with the murder of Sam DuBose while on duty during a routine traffic stop on July 19, 2015. (Cara Owsley/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

Prosecutors will resume calling witnesses Thursday, following the first day of testimony in which the two sides countered each other on whether a University of Cincinnati police officer was in danger when he fatally shot a black man during a 2015 traffic stop.

Two of Ray Tensing's former police colleagues testified Wednesday during his murder trial that they heard "squealing tires" before the single gunshot was fired that killed Sam DuBose. A witness near the traffic stop said, though, that she didn't see the vehicle move until after the shot.

Defense attorney Stewart Mathews contends the since-fired officer felt he was in danger as DuBose tried to speed away, using his car as "a weapon."

Prosecutors say Tensing lied about being dragged and acted contrary to police standards and the law.