Judge in officer's second mistrial: 'Justice was done'

AP News
Posted: Jul 29, 2017 12:48 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Ohio judge who presided at the second mistrial for a white police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black motorist says the justice system worked, despite two juries deadlocking.

Judge Leslie Ghiz (giz) told a WLW radio talk show host on Thursday, "Justice was done because the jury made a decision and that decision was: We can't reach a decision."

Charges have been dismissed against former University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing, tried twice in the July 2015 traffic-stop shooting of Sam DuBose. Federal authorities are reviewing the case.

Ghiz also defended her decision to bar consideration of the undershirt depicting a Confederate flag Tensing wore the day of the shooting. She said it risked prejudicing the jury in the racially charged case.