Police Officer Charged With Murder of Unarmed Black Man Turns Himself In
A University of Cincinnati campus police officer who was indicted Wednesday in the shooting death of an unarmed black man has voluntarily turned himself in.
Officer Ray Tensing shot and killed 43-year-old Sam Dubose during a routine traffic stop on July 19.
Tensing was indicted on charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter for the shooting, which was captured on his body camera.
Fox News senior legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano suggested on "Shepard Smith Reporting" that Tensing was urged to surrender himself quickly before any unrest could develop in the community.
Napolitano explained that the murder charge means that Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters must prove that Tensing consciously planned and made a decision to murder Dubose before he pulled the trigger.
He added that another officer who initially corroborated Tensing's story that there was a struggle at the car door changed his story after realizing that there was video of the incident.
Napolitano said that officer could face charges for lying, which would make this case a criminal conspiracy.
"Not only did this defendant concoct a tale that he ought to have known was a lie, that he ought to have known could be disproven by the body camera he was wearing, he got one of his buddies to go along with the story as well," Napolitano said.
He added that Dubose's minor traffic violation should not have even been an arrestable offense in the first place.
"They should preserve their arresting authority for serious crimes where the person is seriously a danger to the public."
Get more insight from the judge in the "Shepard Smith Reporting" clip above.