Consider This: Release the body cam video - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Consider This: Release the body cam video

FOX19 -

The fatal shooting of a Cincinnati man during a traffic stop near the University of Cincinnati is troubling and so is the refusal of the prosecutor’s office to release the video tape of the incident.

According to police reports, Samuel Dubose, a black man, was shot in the head by a UC Police Officer Ray Tensing, who is white.  It happened during a traffic stop about a mile from the U-C Campus.  It’s still unclear what REALLY happened. That is why the family of the victim is asking for the video be released.

The Hamilton County Prosecutor denied that request. He also denied FOX 19 NOW’s public records request for the video—claiming it could jeopardize the investigation and a possible future trial.  

Consider this. Why is this video being so tightly protected that even the Mayor and the University President say they haven’t seen it?

In this current heated environment, the delay creates more questions, leads to more protests and may ultimately create a bigger problem in our city.

The body cameras were obtained for a reason. Release the tape and let the public know what happened.

Copyright 2015 WXIX. All rights reserved.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • White House: No plans by Trump to fire Mueller, Rosenstein

    White House: No plans by Trump to fire Mueller, Rosenstein

    Sunday, April 22 2018 2:05 PM EDT2018-04-22 18:05:12 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 2:26 PM EDT2018-04-22 18:26:14 GMT

    The White House says President Donald Trump has no intention of firing special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

    Full Story >

    The White House says President Donald Trump has no intention of firing special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

    Full Story >
  • Despite denials, lobbyist tied to condo met with EPA chief

    Despite denials, lobbyist tied to condo met with EPA chief

    Sunday, April 22 2018 12:24 AM EDT2018-04-22 04:24:34 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 2:25 PM EDT2018-04-22 18:25:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, April 3, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt attends a news conference at the EPA in Washington, on his decision to scrap Obama administration fuel standar...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, April 3, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt attends a news conference at the EPA in Washington, on his decision to scrap Obama administration fuel standar...

    In spite of denials, EPA chief Scott Pruitt did meet in his office last year with a veteran Washington lobbyist tied to the bargain-priced condo where he was living.

    Full Story >

    In spite of denials, EPA chief Scott Pruitt did meet in his office last year with a veteran Washington lobbyist tied to the bargain-priced condo where he was living.

    Full Story >
  • Clinton stars as central villain in GOP's midterm strategy

    Clinton stars as central villain in GOP's midterm strategy

    Sunday, April 22 2018 11:44 AM EDT2018-04-22 15:44:51 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 2:25 PM EDT2018-04-22 18:25:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Goldman, File). FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are introduced during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in...(AP Photo/David Goldman, File). FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are introduced during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in...

    She's not on ballot, but Hillary Clinton starring in GOP 2018 midterm strategy.

    Full Story >

    She's not on ballot, but Hillary Clinton starring in GOP 2018 midterm strategy.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly