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Vigil To Remember Sam DuBose

WCPO and DuBose family
Sam DuBose was shot and killed July 19, 2015 during a traffic stop.

It was one year ago today that a University of Cincinnati police officer shot and killed motorist Sam Dubose. A vigil at UC Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. will include reflections, encouragement and prayers outside the Myers Alumni Center on campus.

Scheduled speakers include members of the Sam Dubose family, UC's acting president, the student body president and a couple of pastors. Earlier this year the university paid the DuBose family more than $5 million in a settlement. Since then, UC has made changes in its police administration and policies.

Investigators say former UC police officer Ray Tensing shot and killed DuBose as his car started to roll away from a traffic stop. Tensing is charged with murder and scheduled to go on trial on Oct. 24. His attorney maintains he feared for his life and that's why he shot DuBose.

In the event of rain, the vigil will take place inside the Myers Alumni Center.

With more than 30 years of journalism experience in the Greater Cincinnati market, Ann Thompson brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her reporting. She has reported for WKRC, WCKY, WHIO-TV, Metro Networks and CBS/ABC Radio. Her work has been recognized by the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2019 and 2011 A-P named her “Best Reporter” for large market radio in Ohio. She has won awards from the Association of Women in Communications and the Alliance for Women in Media. Ann reports regularly on science and technology in Focus on Technology.