CINCINNATI - A University of Cincinnati cop finds himself on the opposite side of the law, and the charge is murder.
"He should never have been a police officer," said Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters.
A grand jury has indicted 25-year-old officer Ray Tensing, for the murder of 43-year-old Samuel DuBose, allegedly shot to death by Tensing during a traffic stop on July 19.
The traffic stop, caught on police bodycam video, was not even on the campus grounds.
Things turned deadly when DuBose started his motor again, perhaps intending to drive away while officer Tensing was still there.
The DuBose family and their attorney say without the video, the truth would have been to reveal.
"If it were not for that video camera Sam would be no different than all the other incidents because the second officer was ready to corroborate every lie that the first officer said in the report," said Samuel's sister, Terina DuBose Allen.
Family attorney, Mark O'Mara said "if there wasn't a video available I do not believe we would have had an indictment."
Tensing, who is white reportedly stopped DuBose, who was black, for a missing license plate on the front of the car; but one thing that remains missing in this case is why the cop opened fire.
"He pulled out his gun and intentionally shot him in the head. ---- People don't get shot for a traffic stop unless they are violent toward the police officer and he wasn't," Deters stated.
A warrant was issued for Tensing's arrest. If he's convicted, he could spend the rest of his life in prison. As for the DuBose family, an indictment is a step forward on the road to justice.