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Could Ray Tensing get his job back with UC police?

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CINCINNATI (FOX19 NOW/AP) -

The union representing a former police officer who fatally shot an unarmed motorist is moving forward with a grievance seeking his reinstatement with University of Cincinnati police after two mistrials in his criminal case.

It also seeks back pay for 27-year-old Ray Tensing and alleges he was improperly fired in July 2015 after killing 43-year-old Sam DuBose during a traffic stop, according to our news partners at The Cincinnati Enquirer. The grievance was on hold for two years as Tensing faced murder charges.

A prosecutor recently declined to pursue a third trial. Federal authorities are reviewing whether prosecution is warranted for any civil rights offenses.

Tensing says he feared he'd be dragged or hit as DuBose drove away.

A spokesman for the university has said it doesn't intend to reverse Tensing's firing.

Tensing wants to return to his former career in law enforcement, his lawyer has said. 

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