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Charges dismissed against former Univ. of Cincinnati officer who shot unarmed driver

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A judge has dismissed charges against the former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed driver.

The decision to dismiss the murder and voluntary manslaughter charges against Ray Tensing was made after the prosecutor declined to pursue a third murder trial.

Tensing shot Sam DuBose during a traffic stop two years ago. Tensing said he feared he could be dragged or run over as DuBose tried to drive away.

Two juries couldn't reach a unanimous agreement on the charges, which led to mistrials.

DuBose's family is hoping federal authorities reviewing the case will conclude that DuBose's civil rights were violated.

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