CINCINNATI – Closing arguments are scheduled for Wednesday in the case of a white former police officer on trial for fatally shooting an unarmed black man during a traffic stop in Ohio.
The University of Cincinnati fired Ray Tensing after his indictment on charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in the July 2015 death of Sam DuBose.
The defense rested Tuesday following testimony by Tensing that he feared for his life during the traffic stop.
An expert defense witness testified that a frame-by-frame analysis of Tensing's body camera video shows the officer was justified in fearing for his life because his body was "violently twisted" during the confrontation.
A prosecution witness last week used an analysis of the same video to contradict the former officer's statement that he was being dragged by DuBose's vehicle.