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Cincinnati campus police officer charged with murder of black man

9:11pm BST - 01:27

Ray Tensing, a University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot unarmed black man Samuel Dubose this month during a traffic stop, has been charged with murder, in a case the prosecuting attorney calls ''senseless.'' Jillian Kitchener reports.

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The shooting of Samuel Dubose, an African American man by a white police officer in Cincinnati was senseless and totally unnecessary, according to prosecutor Joseph Deters. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PROSECUTING ATTORNEY, JOSEPH DETERS, SAYING: "This is without question, a murder." Deters was announcing murder charges against University of Cincinnati police officer, Ray Tensing after the shooting of Dubose on July 19. Tensing has reportedly turned himself in. Body cam video shows Tensing was NOT dragged by the car Dubose was driving, as he had originally reported. And the prosecutor says Tensing failed to issue simple nonviolent commands, after pulling Dubose over for not having a front license plate. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PROSECUTING ATTORNEY, JOSEPH DETERS, SAYING: "I think he lost his temper because he wasn't, you know, Mr. Dubose wouldn't get out of his car." Dubose's mother Audrey Dubose, says she thanks God the truth is coming out. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SAMUEL'S MOTHER AUDREY DUBOSE, SAYING: "He always had a joyful spirit. So I said 'well maybe Sam was playing with him and he took it the wrong way. I realize that this wasn't even the case." City officials now fear the incident could spark the kind of unrest that has led to violence in other cities over the past year... after fatal police shootings involving black males.

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Cincinnati campus police officer charged with murder of black man

9:11pm BST - 01:27