Police make off-campus stops in Cincinnati despite agreement

CINCINNATI (AP) — University of Cincinnati police have made off-campus traffic stops even after agreeing not to do so following a campus policeman’s fatal shooting of a driver stopped for a minor violation.

The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1t4SzKB ) reports records show campus officers stopped nine cars near campus since August, for violations such as erratic driving and not yielding to pedestrians. Campus officials say those cases involved immediate public safety concerns that jeopardized people’s lives.

The city and university had an agreement to avoid off-campus traffic stops by UC police. It was signed last August, weeks after a white officer, Ray Tensing, killed a black motorist, Samuel Dubose.

The university subsequently fired the 26-year-old Tensing, who pleaded not guilty to murder.

The school and DuBose’s family settled a wrongful death case for $4.9 million.


Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com