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Ex-Ohio cop charged in fatal traffic stop appears in court

FILE – In this July 30, 2015, file photo, former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, who shot and killed motorist Sam DuBose during a traffic stop on July 19, 2015, appears for his arraignment at the Hamilton County Courthouse in Cincinnati. Tensing, facing trial on charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter, was due back in court for a Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, pretrial hearing, ahead of the planned start of jury selection on Oct. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
October 14, 2016 - 9:06 AM

CINCINNATI - A white former police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate has appeared in Ohio court briefly for a pretrial hearing.

Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Megan Shanahan met Friday in chambers with both sides to discuss jury selection and other issues in 26-year-old Ray Tensing's case.

Tensing has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in the July 2015 shooting of 43-year-old Sam DuBose.

Tensing pulled DuBose over near the University of Cincinnati campus for a missing front license plate. Tensing's attorney has said his client feared being dragged under the car as DuBose tried to drive away.

Tensing is free on $1 million bond.

The judge set another pretrial hearing for Oct. 21.

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