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Rally for Sam DuBose held downtown

Samuel DuBose (file) Samuel DuBose (file)
CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

Activists are filling the downtown streets Saturday calling for justice for Samuel DuBose. The "Rally for Justice for Sam Dubose" started at 5 p.m. on Fountain Square.

The rally is in response to Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announcing his decision to not retry for a third time former University of Cincinnati Police officer who shot and killed DuBose during a traffic stop in July 2015.

Black Lives Matter organizers posted on Facebook, "We're not done until justice is served! We won't sit by as the city lets another killer cop walk free! We demand jail time for cops that murder, we demand justice."

Ray Tensing has been tried twice on charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter, but jurors could not agree on an outcome. Both ended in mistrials. 

"It doesn't change because justice still needs to prevail so it doesn't change for us. The rallies and the march is still the same it's... we want to see justice and not just here but it's around the world. It's not a Cincinnati thing it's an everywhere thing," demonstrator Lonnell Anderson said. 

Related: DuBose family calls Tensing decision 'ridiculous'

The Department of Justice is reviewing the case and could bring federal civil rights violations against Tensing. Federal agents reached out to the prosecutor's office after the second mistrial. 

Aubrey Dubose spoke at this afternoon's rally on fountain square in front of dozens of demonstrators.

"All these people out here, it's a beautiful thing. I'm loving all the turn out, all the diversity of people it's a beautiful thing. I just wish that the jury would have reflected this," he said. 

Prosecutors met with the Department of Justice to go through evidence about 10 days ago. Deters said he's hopeful in a federal case against Tensing. 

"They [Department of Justice] could admit evidence that we could not before," Deters said, referring to the judge's decision to ban a controversial piece of evidence in the case. 

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