CINCINNATI (AP) – An Ohio decide citing “unprecedented and in depth media protection” imposed a gag order Wednesday within the homicide retrial of a white former College of Cincinnati police officer accused of killing an unarmed black motorist throughout a visitors cease.
Hamilton County Widespread Pleas Decide Leslie Ghiz wrote that she issued the protecting order to attorneys and different events within the case towards discussing it with the information media to stop protection of statements that would “unfairly affect” the jury pool or case consequence.
Ghiz on Monday set Ray Tensing’s retrial for Might 25 and stated her goal is to seat a jury and check out the case in Hamilton County. After a Nov. 12 mistrial, Prosecutor Joe Deters stated he needed to maneuver the retrial to a different Ohio county, for jurors away from intense native consideration to the case.
Tensing, 27, is charged with homicide and voluntary manslaughter within the July 2015 capturing of forty three-yr-previous Sam DuBose. Tensing testified in his first trial that he feared for his life as DuBose tried to drive away. Prosecutors stated proof contradicted Tensing’s story.
The primary trial’s decide imposed a gag order after it started, amid juror considerations about defending their anonymity.
A South Carolina jury deadlocked Dec. 5 on the identical costs towards Michael Slager, a white former North Charleston officer. The prosecutor there additionally pledged to attempt Slager once more, for the visitors-cease capturing demise of black motorist Walter Scott.
The deadly shootings are amongst instances across the nation which have raised consideration to how police cope with blacks.
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