Following the shooting of Samuel DuBose by police officer Raymond Tensing with the University of Cincinnati, the University decided to establish a new position for safety and reform.
As such, the University of Cincinnati announced on Tuesday that the position, aimed at heightening safety and reforming on-campus policing will be occupied by Robin Engel, researcher with the University and criminal justice professor. Starting Tuesday, the appointment entered into force.
Professor Engel is responsible for coordinating investigations as well as reviews of the police force within the University of Cincinnati campus. If need be, and it will certainly arise, Robin Engel is also responsible for implementing much needed changes in the policing policy of the U.C. Police Department.
The President of the University of Cincinnati, Santa Ono stated for the press:
“I am fully committed to making any needed changes to our U.C. Police Department. We will leave no stone unturned and wherever the facts take us, we will make changes as warranted”.
The enforcing of this position comes shortly after police officer Raymond Tensing was indicted last month for fatally shooting Samuel DuBose after the victim was pulled over as the vehicle he was driving in was missing the front license plate.
The entire unfortunate encounter was captured on video as officer Tensing was wearing a camera attached to the uniform. So did the other two officers who claim that Tensing was dragged by DuBose with the car when the police officer fired one shot only in self-defense.
Nonetheless, after the death of Samuel DuBose due to a fatal shot to the head on July 19th, University of Cincinnati police officer Raymond Tensing was charged with murder on Wednesday, July 29th. On Thursday, he pleaded not guilty.
For his release from custody the bond was set for 1 million dollars. Officer Tensing was freed on Thursday evening, upon depositing 10 percent of his bond. Also, although he has been removed from his position with the University of Cincinnati Police Department, he pleaded that he regains his job.
The University officials are unmoved in their decision. According to Lonnie Soury who declared that the other two officers who joined Tensing are also on administrative leave pending investigation:
“We are investigating what happened with all of the officers. Their actions and the actions of Officer Tensing are being currently investigated by the University Police Department”,
she declared for the NBCNews.
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