The ex-cop for the University of Cincinnati who's charged with murdering unarmed black man Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop for a missing license plate on July 19 is out of jail after posting bond today, CNN reports.
Ray Tensing pleaded not guilty earlier in day and the judge set his bond set at $1 million, which reportedly drew applause from some people inside the courtroom. Tensing will be back in court on Aug. 19.
The prosecutor handling the case had this to say:
"I've been doing this for over 30 years. This is the most asinine act I've ever seen a police officer make -- totally unwarranted," he said. "It's an absolute tragedy in the year 2015 that anyone would behave in this manner. It was senseless."
Tensing has previously said that he shot DuBose out of fear that DuBose was going to run him over, except that's not what appears to happen in the video of the shooting that was captured by Tensing's own body camera (below).
Tensing's undoing appears to be that body camera, which has become a common accessory for police departments in the wake of several highly controversial killings of young black men by police officers, starting with Michael Brown.