Court releases redacted juror questionnaires in Ray Tensing trial

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Hamilton County Clerk of Courts released juror questionnaires in the Ray Tensing trial Tuesday evening.

The documents are heavily redacted so as not to identify the jury members, though FOX19 NOW would never publicize the identity of the jurors in this case or in any other case unless the jurors wanted to.

See the redacted juror questionnaires:

Batch 1:

Batch 4

FOX19 NOW reporters are looking through the documents and will have an analysis at 6:30 p.m. and the 10 O'clock News.

Each potential juror filled out the 194-question, 25-page questionnaires before the selection process. You can see a blank copy here.

On Monday, Judge Megan Shanahan ruled that the questionnaires would be released, before recusing herself from the case.

Judge Shanahan had initially ruled that the documents would not be made available to the public, citing jurors' concerns about safety.

During the trial, Shanahan informed the jury of a public records request filed by the Cincinnati Enquirer. The newspaper requested questionnaires filled out by the jury and Shanahan agreed to release redacted versions.

The Enquirer later withdrew its request.

Shortly after, one of the four alternate jurors serving in the trial quit over privacy concerns.

It's common for media outlets to request juror questionnaires, which include details about jurors' backgrounds and their view of the justice system.

FOX19 Now is currently going through the documents and will continue to bring you updates on this story.

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