Mistrial declared in police shooting

Nearly 1,000 people marched through downtown Cincinnati on Saturday following a mistrial in the case against a white former police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist.

Protesters briefly blocked a streetcar line but remained peaceful in the hours after a county judge declared a mistrial in the case of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing.

The protest had grown after some at a rally opposing Donald Trump’s election joined it.

Tensing was charged with murder after he shot Sam DuBose in the head after pulling him over in 2015. Tensing was later fired from the police department.

The county prosecutor told Cincinnati media outlets that the jury was deadlocked with eight of the 12 jurors in favor of a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter.

Associated Press

Officer shot, wounded in ambush, police say

A gunman repeatedly shot an Alaska police officer in an ambush early Saturday morning as the officer lay on the ground near his police cruiser, Anchorage police said.

The officer was expected to survive and was rushed to emergency surgery, department spokeswoman Jennifer Castro said. The gunman died in the shootout with the officer and others who quickly arrived.

“I have watched the video from this situation. It was a clear and intentional ambush,” Anchorage Police Chief Chris Tolley said at a news conference.

Castro said dash cam video from several cruisers would probably be released next week.

The shooting happened before 5 a.m. in Anchorage as the officer was responding to reports of a theft suspect in the area.

Police have not yet released the names of the officers involved or the gunman.

Associated Press