US COP charged with murder after deadly traffic stop

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CHICAGO: A white Ohio police officer who shot a black man during a routine traffic stop was charged with murder Wednesday in what prosecutors called a “senseless” act moti-vated by anger. The case comes as the United States grapples with heightened racial ten-sions in the wake of a series of high-profile incidents of unarmed African Americans being killed by police in disputed circumstances. University of Cincinnati campus police officer Ray Tensing initially told investigators that he shot Sam DuBose in the head after DuBose tried to drive away and dragged the officer along with him. But a review of the officer’s body camera footage showed Tensing was never in danger during the July 19 incident.

AFP

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