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Ohio prosecutor: Try cop again on murder count

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CINCINNATI -- An Ohio prosecutor says he will try again for a murder conviction against a white University of Cincinnati police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist during a 2015 traffic stop and he will seek a change of venue.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters says he will prosecute since-fired officer Ray Tensing on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges, after a Nov. 12 mistrial on those charges because of a hung jury. Deters has said the jury was leaning toward a voluntary manslaughter conviction, but couldn't get unanimity after some 25 hours of deliberations.

Tensing's attorney, Stewart Mathews, has said a retrial "would be fruitless."

DuBose family members, the Cincinnati city council and groups including faith leaders have pushed for a new murder trial in the killing of Sam DuBose.

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