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Crowds gathered Saturday for a rally outside the Walmart store in Beavercreek, Ohio. The gathering commemorated the third anniversary of the deadly police shooting of John Crawford III inside the store.

A judge Monday formally dismissed the charges against former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing. He was charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter for the July 2015 shooting death of Sam Dubose during a traffic stop.

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Sam DuBose's brother Aubrey says he will not give up, despite two hung juries and a decision not to try former University of Cincinnati Police officer Ray Tensing a third time in Hamilton County Court.

A coalition of grassroots Miami Valley activist groups is asking the United States Justice Department to continue its investigation into the death of John Crawford III. 

Crawford, a 22-year-old African American, was shot and killed by white Beavercreek Police Officer Sean Williams at a Walmart store on Aug. 5, 2014.

Justice Department officials recently announced they would close the investigation, citing insufficient evidence to pursue civil-rights charges.

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A lawsuit alleges Columbus Police officers shot and mortally wounded a black man without justification and conspired to provide misleading information about the July 7 confrontation.

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The Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office says a grand jury declined to indict three Columbus police officers involved in the shooting death of a murder suspect last year.

After two mistrials, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters says he will not try a former University of Cincinnati police officer a third time.

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"Oh my God!" "Why why why why why?" "Keep them back." "Get back, get back, get back."

That's how the audio starts, after two Columbus Police officers shot Kareem Ali Nadir Jones. Taken from the body camera of Samuel James, one of two officers involved, the audio only captures the aftermath of the July 7 shooting.

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Columbus Police on Thursday released video of the department’s first officer-involved shooting to be captured by police body cameras.

The U.S. Justice Department says there is insufficient evidence to prove a white Beavercreek Police Officer  violated federal civil rights laws when he shot and killed a black Walmart customer three years ago.

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A 30-year old man shot by Columbus Police officers last Friday in Franklinton died Monday morning from his injuries. But the case is raising some questions.

It's rare for a law enforcement officer to be convicted of homicide for shooting someone while on duty. According to a new NPR data analysis, 2,400 people have been killed this way in the last two and a half years; the vast majority of those cases were found to be justified, but NPR found 20 officers who faced charges. Of those, six have been convicted or pleaded guilty.

The family of Sam DuBose is asking the Hamilton County Prosecutor to retry Ray Tensing a third time.

Jurors in the retrial of Ray Tensing spent a full day deliberating Tuesday. They'll resume discussions Wednesday morning.

The retrial of former UC police officer Ray Tensing is now in the jury's hands. He's charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter for the 2015 shooting death of Sam DuBose during an off-campus traffic stop.

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Former UC police officer Ray Tensing took the stand in his own defense Friday at his retrial. He's charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter for the 2015 shooting death of Sam DuBose during a traffic stop.

Ray Tensing's attorney in his murder retrial attempted Tuesday to undercut the prosecution's forensic video expert. Stew Mathews characterized Grant Fredericks analysis of Tensing's body camera video as 20/20 hindsight.

A forensic video analyst testified Monday that Ray Tensing's body camera never fell below the level of Sam DuBose's car window prior to Tensing firing the shot that killed DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop.

Jurors in the retrial of former UC police officer Ray Tensing for the shooting death of Sam DuBose saw the body camera video of the incident during the first day of proceedings. Tensing looked away from the courtroom's large screen television as the shooting played out just a few feet from where he was seated at the defense table.

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The estate of a Columbus man fatally shot by two police officers who said he opened fire on them has sued the city and the officers, alleging wrongful death and civil rights violations.

Timothy Loehmann, the police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014, was fired by the Cleveland Police Department on Tuesday. At a news conference, city authorities announced that the reason for his termination wasn't the deadly incident that brought him to national attention, but rather violations he committed in the course of his hiring process.

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The city of Cleveland has fired one police officer and suspended a second involved in the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

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Jurors in the Ray Tensing retrial will not see images of the t-shirt Tensing was wearing under his uniform when he fatally shot Sam DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop.

The attorney for Ray Tensing is asking Hamilton County Judge Leslie Ghiz to dismiss the case against his client claiming the county prosecutor violated a gag order.

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Prosecutors, attorneys and people across the Cincinnati region have had six months to analyze and debate the hung jury result in the murder trial of a white police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man.

The judge overseeing the retrial of former UC police officer Ray Tensing still says she expects to be able to seat a jury in Hamilton County.

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Attorneys for a white former University of Cincinnati policeman charged with killing an unarmed black man say jurors at his retrial shouldn't see the T-shirt with a Confederate flag emblem that he was wearing under his uniform.

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The Ohio Supreme Court ruled an East Cleveland judge can hear criminal charges against five police supervisors, following the death of two unarmed black individuals in a barrage of police gunfire. But the Cuyahoga County prosecutor hasn't decided whether he will pursue those charges.

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A man who arrived by ambulance at Westerville’s Mount Carmel Saint Ann’s Hospital was shot and killed by a Columbus Police officer Thursday.

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A grand jury decided not to indict two Columbus Police officers, Zachary Rosen and Jason Bare, who shot and killed 23-year-old Henry Green in June 2016.

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