Fired officer who killed unarmed black man to get back pay

CINCINNATI – A white police officer fired after he fatally shot an unarmed black motorist will receive approximately $344,000 in back pay and the legal costs of the University of Cincinnati, the school said Thursday.

The university pays Ray efforts on the settlement of a union grievance brought to his name for his 2015 firing, after his accusation of murder against. The indictment was withdrawn last year after two juries hung.

The Fraternal Order of Police had been challenged Cocking’s firing, saying that he should not have been removed from the university police before the case is resolved. As part of the settlement, the union said, Cocking has resigned and will not pursue any other claims against the university.

“This case has caused a lot of turmoil in the community, and I believe that the settlement will allow for healing to continue,” said Strain, 28. “It certainly will do that for me after two hard trials.”

The tensioning of the statement released by the FOP thanked those who stood behind him.

Stretching shot of Sam DuBose, 43, in the head after pulling him over for a missing front license plate in 2015. He testified that he believed that his life is in danger when DuBose tried to drive away during the traffic stop.

The shooting is under plenty of cases nationwide that have drawn attention to how the police deal with blacks, and the two tests underscores the difficulty prosecutors have in obtaining convictions of the police for on-duty shootings.

The University of Cincinnati agreed to pay more than $244,000 in back pay and benefits and $100,000 in legal fees, the two sides said.

“I realize that this agreement will be difficult for our community,” university President Neville Pinto said. “Still, I am hopeful that we can focus on supporting each other as members of the same Bearcat family — even, or perhaps especially, if we don’t agree.”

The university previously reached a $5.3 million settlement with DuBose and his family, including free undergraduate tuition for 13 children.

The school was started with police reforms and a restructuring of the leadership since the shooting.


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