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Ohio prosecutor weighs options after ex-officer's mistrial

  • Ray Tensing arrives at court on the fourth day of jury deliberations in his murder trial, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in Cincinnati.   Judge Megan Shanahan has declared a mistrial, after the jury said it was deadlocked in the case.   Tensing, the former University of Cincinnati police officer is charged with murdering Sam DuBose while on duty during a routine traffic stop on July 19, 2015. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Ray Tensing arrives at court on the fourth day of jury deliberations in his murder trial, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in Cincinnati. Judge Megan Shanahan has declared a mistrial, after the jury said it was deadlocked in the case. Tensing, the former University of Cincinnati police officer is charged with murdering Sam DuBose while on duty during a routine traffic stop on July 19, 2015. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Family and friends of Sam DuBose embrace outside the Hamilton County Courthouse after a mistrial is declared due to a hung jury in the murder trial against Ray Tensing, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in Cincinnati. Tensing, a white former University of Cincinnati police officer, was charged with murder in the shooting of DuBose, an unarmed black motorist, while on duty during a routine traffic stop on July 19, 2015. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Family and friends of Sam DuBose embrace outside the Hamilton County Courthouse after a mistrial is declared due to a hung jury in the murder trial against Ray Tensing, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in Cincinnati. Tensing, a white former University of Cincinnati police officer, was charged with murder in the shooting of DuBose, an unarmed black motorist, while on duty during a routine traffic stop on July 19, 2015. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sam Johnson, center, father of Sam DuBose, leaves a meeting with Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters after a mistrial is called in the trial against Ray Tensing who was charged with murdering his son, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in Cincinnati. Tensing, the former University of Cincinnati police officer, is charged with murdering Sam DuBose while on duty during a routine traffic stop on July 19, 2015. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Sam Johnson, center, father of Sam DuBose, leaves a meeting with Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters after a mistrial is called in the trial against Ray Tensing who was charged with murdering his son, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in Cincinnati. Tensing, the former University of Cincinnati police officer, is charged with murdering Sam DuBose while on duty during a routine traffic stop on July 19, 2015. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)  (The Associated Press)

Prosecutors will decide before the end of the month whether to continue the case against a white Ohio police officer charged in the shooting death of a black man during a traffic stop.

The ex-officer's racially charged murder trial ended Saturday with a deadlocked jury and a mistrial.

It's now up to Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters to decide whether to drop the case or retry former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing.

Deters also could ask a grand jury to indict Tensing on lesser charges and attempt to win a conviction that way.

Deters said Saturday that he'll come up with an answer before Tensing's next hearing Nov. 28.

The family of Sam DuBose wants prosecutors to make another try at getting a murder conviction.