Ray Tensioning listening to a prosecutor’s opening statement during a new trial in Cincinnati, June 8, 2017.
(Cincinnati Enquirer via Associated Press)
A white police officer who was fired after he shot and killed an unarmed black motorist receives more than $300,000 in back pay from the University of Cincinnati, the school said Thursday.
The university has agreed to pay Ray Strain, 28, more than $244,000 in back pay and benefits and $100,000 in legal fees, the school and the Fraternal Order of the Police said.
The payment is the settlement of a union grievance brought to his account after the Tensioning of the charge of murder against. The indictment was withdrawn last year after two juries hung.
The Fraternal Order of Police argued that the Tension is not discharged before the case is resolved.
Protesters hold signs as they gather for a demonstration at the University of Cincinnati campus to demand that a white former police officer to be tried a third time in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist.
“This case has caused a lot of turmoil in the community, and I believe that the settlement will allow for healing to continue,” Tensing said. “It certainly will do that for me after two hard trials.”
“This case has caused a lot of turmoil in the community, and I believe that the settlement will allow for healing to continue. It certainly will do that for me after two hard trials.”
– Ray Work, former police officer
Stretching shot of Sam DuBose, 43, in the head after pulling him over for a missing front license plate in 2015. The tensioning testified that he believed that his life was in danger if DuBose tried to drive in the traffic stop.
“I’m very angry on UC pay that killer Strain,” DaShonda Reid, the mother of four of DuBose’s children, told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “He is officially a paid killer who has not shown one ounce of remorse for killing an innocent man.”
“I’m very angry on UC pay that killer Stretch. He is officially a paid killer who has not shown one ounce of remorse for killing an innocent man.”
– DaShonda Reid, mother of four of Sam DuBose children
Reid said that the fact Straining even wanted compensation shows “how soulless and good he is.”
The University of Cincinnati previously reached a $5.3 million settlement with DuBose and his family, including free undergraduate tuition for 13 children.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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