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A police officer has been charged with murder in the United States after shooting a motorist dead during a routine traffic stop.
Ohio officer Ray Tensing killed 43-year-old Samuel Dubose after pulling him over for a missing licence plate.
BREAKING: University of Cincinnati cop indicted for murder in death of Samuel Dubose http://t.co/biGWl0YvQ9 pic.twitter.com/ox4acqAV2V— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) July 29, 2015
The 25-year-old officer claims he fired after being dragged by the car as it drove off.
But footage from his body camera appears to contradict his report.
Cincinatti prosecutor calls #SamDubose shooting 'most asinine act' made by an officer http://t.co/TBV5vPyPJ2 pic.twitter.com/kCB3sfigVR— Business Insider (@businessinsider) July 29, 2015
It shows the two having a respectful exchange, with tension escalating only shortly before shots were fired.
Ohio’s State Prosecutor is unequivocal in his condemnation:
Officer Tensing is being charged with mu