Night of calm follows mistrial in Cincinnati police shooting

Ray Tensing enters the courtroom before the trial begins for the day on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, in Cincinnati. Tensing, the former University of Cincinnati police officer, is charged with murdering Sam DuBose while on duty during a routine traffic stop on July 19, 2015. (Cara Owsley/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool)

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say it’s been peaceful in Cincinnati since a judge declared a mistrial in the case against a white former police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist.

About 1,000 protesters marched through downtown Saturday afternoon just hours after the court’s decision and there were no reports of problems overnight.

The mistrial came after jurors were deadlocked in the murder trial against former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing.

Tensing was charged after he shot Sam DuBose in the head after pulling him over in 2015. He was later fired.

DuBose’s family says they’re upset the jury failed to deliver a conviction and are calling for another trial.

Tensing’s attorney says there’s relief the jury didn’t issue a conviction, but disappointment that the case isn’t over.

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