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UC’s student reaction to the Sam DuBose case


Though UC's student body isn't as large as it will be for the fall and spring semesters, that doesn't mean that people aren't talking about the UC officer-involved shooting that took the life of Sam DuBose. It's very much fresh on the minds of students.

"It's kind of depressing to think about because back in 2001 we had the shooting, things haven't gotten so much better since then, but it's just kind of sad to see it happening all over the country especially in our back yard,” said student Richie Gould.

It's incidents like this, the traffic stop turned deadly. That has garnered national headlines.

"Immediately I just to start to think of the history of everything of things that have happened in Cleveland happened, here Cincinnati riots. It's a shame that a lot of people might label it as a prejudice thing,” said student Jesse Circelli.

Many people including the family of DuBose want the release of the body cam footage. Hoping to bring some clarity.

“I honestly feel that what president Ono said, our president of the college. I think they should release the footage for the police officer that was involve just because even if his story is true we want to both sides of it regardless,” said Gould.

This afternoon UC President Santa Ono releases a statement in regards to the parameter that UC patrols. In part it reads, "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."  

The incident involving DuBose and UC Officer Ray Tensing took place off campus. After the shooting, the school announced that UC Police would focus its patrols within campus boundaries. Before, authorities would also patrol in nearby neighborhoods. Students we talked to think it's a good move.

“I definitely agree with that. That's a very good decision. I think that's going to be very effective when it comes to keep the university safe,” said Angelique Battle.

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