Judge to discuss Cincinnati police shooting retrial

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, file photo, Ray Tensing re-enters Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Megan Shanahan's courtroom after a short break in the jury selection process for his murder trial in Cincinnati. (Carrie Cochran/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, Pool, File)

CINCINNATI (AP) – A judge now presiding over the second trial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with killing a black motorist during a traffic stop plans to discuss the upcoming trial.

Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Leslie Ghiz has scheduled a Monday morning hearing on Ray Tensing’s retrial. The prosecution and defense are expected to work with her on a timetable.

Ghiz was appointed after the first trial judge recused herself. She had declared a mistrial Nov. 12 because jurors couldn’t agree on a verdict in the 2015 shooting death of Samuel DuBose.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters has said he wants to move the trial to another county, away from intense local attention.

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