Two Ohio campus police officers won't face charges: prosecutor

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Two University of Cincinnati police officers who were interviewed about the death of an unarmed black motorist at the hands of a fellow officer will not face charges, a prosecutor said on Friday.

Ray Tensing, 25, a former University of Cincinnati police officer, has been charged with murder in the shooting death of Samuel DuBose, who had been stopped for a missing license plate. Tensing, who had pleaded not guilty, was released from jail on bond on Thursday.

The two other University of Cincinnati officers, Phillip Kidd and David Lindenschmidt, were placed on administrative leave on Thursday. They testified in front of a Hamilton County grand jury, which decided not to press charges.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters said he agreed with the decision, and that the officers were cooperative and consistent in their statements.

"When the officers were specifically asked about what they saw and heard, their statements matched Tensing's body camera video," said Deters.

(Reporting By Mary Wisniewski)

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Two Ohio campus police officers won't face charges: prosecutor
Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing appears at Hamilton County Courthouse for his arraignment in the shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Cincinnati. Tensing pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, second from left, appears before Judge Megan Shanahan at Hamilton County Courthouse for his arraignment in the shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Cincinnati. Tensing pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
In this July 19, 2015, frame from body camera video provided by the University of Cincinnati Campus Police, university Officer Ray Tensing stands next to motorist Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop for a missing front license plate in Cincinnati. DuBose was fatally shot by the officer after a struggle ensued when he refused to provide a driver's license and get out of the car. Tensing was indicted Wednesday, July 29 on a murder charge. (University of Cincinnati Campus Police via AP)
This booking photograph released Wednesday, July 29, 2015, by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office shows University of Cincinnati police Officer Ray Tensing, who turned himself in Wednesday afternoon to face murder and manslaughter charges in the traffic stop shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose in Cincinnati earlier this month. (Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell, left, stands across the street from protestors outside the funeral services for Samuel DuBose at the Church of the Living God in the Avondale neighborhood of Cincinnati, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. DuBose was fatally shot by a University of Cincinnati police officer who stopped him for a missing license plate. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Photos of Samuel DuBose hang on a pole at a memorial, Wednesday July 29, 2015 in Cincinnati, near where he was shot and killed by a University of Cincinnati police office. Murder and manslaughter charges were announced against University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing for the traffic stop shooting death of DuBose. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
Mourners Shanicca Soloman cries in the embrace of friend Terrell Whitney outside funeral services for Samuel Dubose at the Church of the Living God in the Avondale neighborhood of Cincinnati, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Dubose was fatally shot by a University of Cincinnati police officer who stopped him for a missing license plate. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell, center left, meets with protestors during a demonstration outside the Hamilton County Courthouse after murder and manslaughter charges against University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing were announced for the traffic stop shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Cincinnati. Hamilton County sheriff's spokesman Michael Robison says 25-year-old Tensing turned himself in at the county justice center Wednesday afternoon. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Mourner Simon Bell cries outside funeral services for Samuel Dubose at the Church of the Living God in the Avondale neighborhood of Cincinnati, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Dubose was fatally shot by a University of Cincinnati police officer who stopped him for a missing license plate. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Protestor Gee Farrell holds a sign in the rain during a demonstration outside the Hamilton County Courthouse after murder and manslaughter charges against University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing were announced for the traffic stop shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Cincinnati. Hamilton County sheriff's spokesman Michael Robison says 25-year-old Tensing turned himself in at the county justice center Wednesday afternoon. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell, center, shakes hands with a protestor during a demonstration outside the Hamilton County Courthouse after murder and manslaughter charges against University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing were announced for the traffic stop shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Cincinnati. Hamilton County sheriff's spokesman Michael Robison says 25-year-old Tensing turned himself in at the county justice center Wednesday afternoon. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
The casket of Samuel Dubose is transported to a hearse during his funeral at the Church of the Living God in the Avondale neighborhood of Cincinnati, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Dubose was fatally shot by a University of Cincinnati police officer who stopped him for a missing license plate. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Audrey DuBose is embraced by a family member after speaking to the media after funeral services for Samuel DuBose at the Church of the Living God in the Avondale neighborhood of Cincinnati, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. DuBose was fatally shot by a University of Cincinnati police officer who stopped him for a missing license plate. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
CINCINNATI, OH - UNDATED: In this handout photo provided by the Greenhills Police Department, Ray Tensing is seen in an undated photo released on July 29, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tensing, a University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted on murder charges in the fatal shooting of, Samuel Dubose, during a traffic stop near the campus on July 19. (Photo by Greenhills Police Department via Getty Images)
A demonstrator holds a sign outside the office of Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters' office during a protest demanding release of video showing the shooting death of Samuel Dubose by a University of Cincinnati police officer, Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Cincinnati. Deters has said he won't release the video until the investigation into Sunday's shooting is complete. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
The casket of Samuel Dubose is transported to a hearse during his funeral at the Church of the Living God in the Avondale neighborhood of Cincinnati, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Dubose was fatally shot by a University of Cincinnati police officer who stopped him for a missing license plate. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Anthony Lattimore holds a sign outside the office of Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters' office during a protest demanding release of video showing the shooting death of Samuel Dubose by a University of Cincinnati police officer, Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Cincinnati. Deters has said he won't release the video until the investigation into Sunday's shooting is complete. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Mourners embrace outside funeral services for Samuel DuBose at the Church of the Living God in the Avondale neighborhood of Cincinnati, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. DuBose was fatally shot by a University of Cincinnati police officer who stopped him for a missing license plate. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Audrey DuBose, mother of Samuel DuBose, speaks to the media after murder and manslaughter charges against University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing were announced for the traffic stop shooting death of her son Samuel DuBose, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell stands outside after leaving funeral services for Samuel Dubose at the Church of the Living God in the Avondale neighborhood of Cincinnati, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Dubose was fatally shot by a University of Cincinnati police officer who stopped him for a missing license plate. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Alexander Shelton, 25, a student at the University of Cincinnati, holds a sign outside the office of Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters' office during a protest demanding release of video showing the shooting death of Samuel Dubose by a university police officer, Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Cincinnati. Deters has said he won't release the video until the investigation into Sunday's shooting is complete. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Ebony Johnson, cousin of Samuel Dubose, cries outside the office of Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters' office during a protest demanding release of video showing the shooting death of Dubose by a University of Cincinnati police officer, Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Cincinnati. Deters has said he won't release the video until the investigation into Sunday's shooting is complete. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Anthony Lattimore holds a sign outside the office of Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters' office during a protest demanding release of video showing the shooting death of Samuel Dubose by a University of Cincinnati police officer, Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Cincinnati. Deters has said he won't release the video until the investigation into Sunday's shooting is complete. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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