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Mayor expects peaceful protests after Tensing mistrial

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CINCINNATI -

The Latest on the murder trial of a white officer in the shooting of an unarmed black man (all times local):
    
1:15 p.m.
    
Protesters briefly blocked Cincinnati's downtown streetcar line hours after a mistrial was declared in the trial of a white former police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist.
    
The gathering in the streets outside the Hamilton County courthouse is starting out peaceful and traffic was rerouted before police moved the protesters onto sidewalks.
    
A judge declared a mistrial Saturday after jurors said they were deadlocked after deliberating some 25 hours in the trial of University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing.
    
He was charged with murder after he shot Sam DuBose in the head after pulling him over in 2015. Tensing was later fired.
    
Cincinnati's mayor says people have a right to be angry. But he also expects the protesters to remain peaceful.
    
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12:20 p.m.
    
Cincinnati's mayor and police chief say they understand why there's disappointment over a mistrial in the case of a white former police officer charged in the fatal traffic stop shooting of an unarmed black motorist.
    
Mayor John Cranley says this doesn't mean the case is over and he expects any protests over the decision to be peaceful.
    
A judge declared a mistrial Saturday after the jury said it was deadlocked after deliberating some 25 hours.
    
University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing was charged with murder after he shot Sam DuBose in the head after pulling him over in 2015. Tensing was later fired.
    
An attorney for the DuBose family says they can't understand why the jury couldn't reach a conviction.
    
Prosecutors will decide whether to re-try the case.
    
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11 a.m.
    
An Ohio prosecutor says jurors were leaning toward convicting a white former police officer on a lesser charge but couldn't agree in the case involving the fatal traffic stop shooting of an unarmed black motorist.
    
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters says the jury in Cincinnati was tilting toward a voluntary manslaughter conviction and an acquittal on the murder charge.
    
A judge declared a mistrial Saturday after the jury said it was deadlocked deliberating some 25 hours after getting the case Wednesday.
    
Twenty-six-year-old University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing shot 43-year-old Sam DuBose in the head after pulling him over for a missing front license plate on July 19, 2015. Tensing was later fired.
    
Deters says he'll decide within the next two weeks whether to try the case again.
    
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10:15 a.m.
    
An Ohio judge has declared a mistrial after the jury said it was deadlocked in the case of a white former police officer charged with murder in the fatal traffic stop shooting of an unarmed black motorist.
    
The Hamilton County jury had deliberated some 25 hours after getting the case at noontime Wednesday following Judge Megan Shanahan's instructions. Twenty-six-year-old University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing shot 43-year-old Sam DuBose in the head after pulling him over for a missing front license plate on July 19, 2015.
    
Tensing testified he feared he was going to be killed. Prosecutors said repeatedly the evidence contradicted Tensing's story.
    
The jury of 10 whites and two blacks was seated Oct. 31.
    
The shooting is among those across the nation that have raised attention to how police deal with blacks.
    
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8:30 a.m.
    
Jury deliberations are going into a fourth day in the murder trial of a white former police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man during a traffic stop near the University of Cincinnati.
    
Hamilton County Judge Megan Shanahan sequestered the jury of 10 whites and two blacks for a third night Friday. They arrived Saturday morning to resume deliberations.
    
Twenty-six-year-old Ray Tensing has said he feared for his life when he shot 43-year-old Sam DuBose who was trying to drive away in July 2015.
    
The judge on Friday deflected a jury question related to what conditions they could consider that DuBose was evading arrest. The judge has twice told jurors they had all the information they needed to reach a verdict.
    
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12:30 a.m.
    
A jury is set to resume deliberations in the murder trial of a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man near the University of Cincinnati.
    
Hamilton County Judge Megan Shanahan plans to reconvene the panel Saturday for its fourth day of consideration.
    
Jurors appeared to struggle Friday, telling Shanahan around noon that they couldn't reach a decision on murder or voluntary manslaughter charges against Ray Tensing, who was fired from his job after the shooting.
    
Later Friday Shanahan deflected a jury question related to conditions under which victim Sam DuBose could have been considered to be evading arrest.
    
The judge told the jury both times to keep working, saying they had all the information they needed to reach a verdict.

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