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The Latest: Black groups in Cincinnati upset by 2nd mistrial

Ray Tensing reacts as Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Leslie Ghiz declares a mistrial in the retrial of Tensing Friday, June 23, 2017, in Cincinnati. Tensing, a former University of Cincinnati police officer, was charged with murdering Sam DuBose during a routine traffic stop on July 19, 2015.  Jurors deliberated more than 30 hours over five days. (Cara Owsley /The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool)

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the murder retrial of a white former police officer in Ohio (all times local):

4 p.m.

Members of the Black Lives Matter movement and other civil rights groups are expressing outrage over the second mistrial in the case of a white University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop.

Brian Taylor of the Black Lives Matter movement in Cincinnati calls the mistrial in Officer Ray Tensing’s case “blatant injustice” and a “textbook example” of institutionalized racism at work. Tensing killed Sam DuBose in 2015 after pulling him over for a missing front license plate.

Dozens of people demonstrated in steady rain outside the Hamilton County courthouse.

The local NAACP chapter says the case is another example that a police officer can “get away with murder” if the victim is black.

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3:50 p.m.

Elected officials in Cincinnati and religious leaders are expressing disappointment about the second mistrial in the case of an unarmed black motorist who was killed by a white police officer after a traffic stop.

Mayor John Cranley said Friday he does not believe motorist Samuel DuBose should have been killed in that situation.

The mayor says the rights of free speech of all people will be supported, including the right to peacefully demonstrate.

Former University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing shot the 43-year-old DuBose after pulling him over for a missing front license plate July 19, 2015. Tensing testified he feared he was going to be killed as DuBose drove away while Tensing’s arm was pinned in his car.

A jury in November also deadlocked, and the judge declared a mistrial.

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2:40 p.m.

The family of the unarmed black motorist who died after he was shot by a white Ohio police officer in a traffic stop is demanding a third trial.

Audrey DuBose, mother of the victim Sam Dubose, said in a statement that prosecutors made a “strong presentation” in the murder trial of former officer Ray Tensing but the family is “outraged” a second jury failed Friday to convict him.

She called on the Cincinnati community to join them in “peaceful protest” of what she called an “unjust result.”

Tensing, a former University of Cincinnati officer, shot 43-year-old DuBose in the head after pulling him over for a missing front license plate July 19, 2015. Tensing testified he feared he was going to be killed.

A jury in November also deadlocked and the judge declared a mistrial.

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2:05 p.m.

An Ohio judge has declared another mistrial after the jury said it was deadlocked in the retrial of a white former police officer charged with murder in the fatal traffic stop shooting of an unarmed black motorist.

The Hamilton County jury had deliberated some 30 hours over five days after getting the case Monday. Then-University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing shot 43-year-old Sam DuBose in the head after pulling him over for a missing front license plate on July 19, 2015.

The 27-year-old Tensing testified he feared he was going to be killed. Prosecutors said repeatedly the evidence contradicted Tensing’s story.

His first trial ended in a mistrial.

The shooting is among those across the nation that have raised attention to how police deal with blacks.

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10:15 a.m.

Jurors in the murder retrial of a white Ohio police officer charged in the fatal traffic stop shooting of an unarmed black motorist say they are deadlocked, but a judge told them to keep deliberating.

The Hamilton County jury announced that it couldn’t reach a verdict Friday on the fifth day of deliberations.

Prosecutors and the defense agree that Officer Ray Tensing shot 43-year-old Sam DuBose in the head after pulling him over for a missing front license plate on July 19, 2015.

The 27-year-old Tensing testified he feared he was going to be killed. Prosecutors said repeatedly the evidence contradicted Tensing’s story.

His first trial ended in a mistrial when the jury deadlocked.

The shooting is among those across the nation that have raised attention to how police deal with blacks.

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9 a.m.

Jurors have resumed deliberations for a fifth day in Ohio’s murder retrial of a white former police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist.

Jurors had deliberated nearly 26 hours through Thursday in former University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing’s second trial. Jurors in his first trial deliberated 25 hours over four days without reaching a verdict in November before a mistrial was declared.

The 27-year-old Tensing also is charged with voluntary manslaughter in the July 2015 shooting of 43-year-old Sam DuBose. Tensing said he feared for his life when DuBose tried to drive away from a traffic stop over a missing front license plate.

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Midnight

Deliberations in the second trial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer who shot an unarmed black motorist have gone on longer than in his first trial.

Jurors in Ray Tensing’s murder retrial will get back at it Friday, their fifth day. They’ve deliberated nearly 26 hours, compared to 25 hours over four days before a November mistrial was declared.

The Hamilton County court administrator says the jury asked a question Thursday, and the judge sent an answer after meeting with attorneys. The question wasn’t made public.

The 27-year-old Tensing also is charged with voluntary manslaughter in the July 2015 shooting of 43-year-old Sam DuBose. Tensing says he feared for his life when DuBose tried to drive away from a traffic stop over a missing front license plate.

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