CINCINNATI – Lawyers for a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist, are asking an Ohio judge to dismiss the case on the eve of the murder retrial of, the claim of the county district attorney violated a gag order.
Ray, Tightening the defense filed their motion Wednesday, less than two hours after WCPO-TV in Cincinnati posted a story in which Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters (DEE’-turs) will be published about the case, which suggests that Judge Leslie Ghiz (gihz) can add lesser charges to the original charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter.
The motion was obtained by The Associated Press.
The previous jury couldn’t reach a verdict. Potential new process jurors are scheduled to report Thursday.
The former University of Cincinnati officer testified he feared for his life when Samuel DuBose tried to drive away during a 2015 traffic stop.