Ohio

Closing arguments set in trial of officer who shot driver

  • Sam DuBose's father, Sam Johnson, listens to the testimony of James J. Scanlon, with North American SWAT Training Association, the defense's use of force expert, on the fifth day of witness testimony in Ray Tensing's trial, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Cincinnati.  Tensing, the former University of Cincinnati police officer, is facing charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in the July 2015 shooting death of Sam DuBose during a routine traffic stop. (Cara Owsley/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool)

    Sam DuBose's father, Sam Johnson, listens to the testimony of James J. Scanlon, with North American SWAT Training Association, the defense's use of force expert, on the fifth day of witness testimony in Ray Tensing's trial, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Cincinnati. Tensing, the former University of Cincinnati police officer, is facing charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in the July 2015 shooting death of Sam DuBose during a routine traffic stop. (Cara Owsley/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Megan Shanahan watches body cam video during witness testimony on the fifth day of Ray Tensing's trial, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Cincinnati. Tensing, the former University of Cincinnati police officer, is facing charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in the July 2015 shooting death of Sam DuBose during a routine traffic stop. (Cara Owsley/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool)

    Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Megan Shanahan watches body cam video during witness testimony on the fifth day of Ray Tensing's trial, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Cincinnati. Tensing, the former University of Cincinnati police officer, is facing charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in the July 2015 shooting death of Sam DuBose during a routine traffic stop. (Cara Owsley/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Hamilton County Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Rick Gibson cross-examines James J. Scanlon, with North American SWAT Training Association, the defense's use of force expert, on the fifth day of witness testimony in Ray Tensing's trial, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Cincinnati. Tensing, the former University of Cincinnati police officer, is facing charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in the July 2015 shooting death of Sam DuBose during a routine traffic stop. (Cara Owsley/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool)

    Hamilton County Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Rick Gibson cross-examines James J. Scanlon, with North American SWAT Training Association, the defense's use of force expert, on the fifth day of witness testimony in Ray Tensing's trial, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Cincinnati. Tensing, the former University of Cincinnati police officer, is facing charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in the July 2015 shooting death of Sam DuBose during a routine traffic stop. (Cara Owsley/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

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.