Police Officer Ray Tensing, who is accused of murdering Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop in Cincinnati, was arraigned in court today.
Tensing, 25, was indicted Wednesday on one count of murder and one count of voluntary manslaughter for the shooting death of the unarmed DuBose on July 19. He pleaded not guilty. If Tensing is convicted on all charges, he faces life in prison.
The University of Cincinnati police officer appeared in court in prison stripes and handcuffs. During the proceedings that lasted just minutes, Judge Megan Shanahan read the two charges and set bond at $1 million, which drew cheers from members of DuBose’s family in court. The outburst prompted a strong rebuke from the judge.
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DuBose, 43, was killed during a traffic stop near the University of Cincinnati’s campus, authorities said, noting that he was stopped because his car did not have a license plate in the front.