Campus Officer Pleads not Guilty in Traffic Stop Shooting

A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of murder and was ordered jailed on $1 million bail. Fired UC officer Ray Tensing later posted 10 percent of that amount and was released. He was freed at about 6:30 p.m., county sheriff's spokesman Mike Robison confirmed. People in the courtroom audience had erupted into cheers and clapped when Tensing's bail was set at $1 million, drawing the ire of Judge Megan Shanahan. Defense attorney Stewart Mathews said there are two sides to the case and the officer's much-viewed body camera video of the traffic stop can be interpreted differently from the prosecutor's version.
He described Tensing as "very depressed" and "in shock," adding the officer felt "like he's been run over by a train from the start of this case."



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