UCPD policy changes stemming from fatal officer-involved shooting

UCPD policy changes stemming from fatal officer-involved shooting
Ray Tensing, photo provided
Ray Tensing, photo provided

CLIFTON, OH (FOX19) - The University of Cincinnati Police Department has suspended off-campus traffic stops stemming from the fatal officer-involved shooting on July 19.

The University announced its officers will focus its patrols within campus boundaries, and the Cincinnati Police Department has agreed to increase its patrols outside the boundaries of the campus.

UCPD officers will only conduct traffic stops within the boundaries of UC's campuses, according to the University. UC says the changes will be enacted until "further notice."

On Thursday, a newly released incident report showed that University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing said he feared he was going to be run over by the vehicle operated by Sam Dubose.

Tensing said he was attempting a traffic stop for a missing front license plate when he began to be dragged by Dubose's vehicle, according to testimony of an officer that responded to the scene.

He went on to say he was almost ran over by the Honda Accord and was forced to shoot the unarmed driver, according to the incident report.

Below is a full statement from UC President Santa Ono:

"The University of Cincinnati has communicated with Cincinnati Police Captains overseeing Districts 4 and 5. They have agreed to increase police patrols in the neighborhood areas surrounding our Uptown campuses. 
UC Police Chief Jason Goodrich and I will be meeting soon with city and community leaders to evaluate our patrol areas. We will be monitoring these changes on a continuing basis to make adjustments as warranted. 
The safety of the university community remains our top priority. The university's relationship with the city remains strong, and we will continue to work together."

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