“I think [Tensing] lost his temper because Mr. Dubose wouldn’t get out of his car,” Deters said. “When you see [the video] you will not believe how quickly he pulls his gun and shoots him in the head. It’s maybe a second. It’s incredible. So senseless. I feel so sorry for his family and I feel sorry for the community… This should not have happened.”

Ahead of the grand jury’s verdict, local news service Cincinnati.com wrote that the decision “rekindled worries about the sometimes strained relationship between police and African-Americans in Cincinnati.” The city experienced serious riots in 2001 after the shooting death of a black man by a white police officer.


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