Union Files Grievance Over UC Officer’s Firing After Murder Indictment

[subtitle] Ray Tensing accused of shooting, killing Sam DuBose[/subtitle]


Ray Tensing

Ray Tensing



By Cincinnati WLWT Channel 5
Ohio/Oklahoma Hearst Television Inc.

A police union has filed a grievance over the firing of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing after his indictment on a murder charge.

Cathy Brockman, executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, told WLWT News 5 that Tensing is a member of the FOP Ohio Member Council and that the union has a collective bargaining agreement with the University of Cincinnati.

That agreement spells out how discipline is handled, Brockman said.

Brockman said that Tensing was terminated without just cause and without the due process of a pre-disciplinary meeting. The grievance seeks Tensing’s reinstatement.
The grievance will likely be held in abeyance until the outcome of the criminal charges.

Tensing is accused of shooting and killing Sam DuBose during a traffic stop on July 19. He was indicted by a grand jury this week on charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter.

Tensing is currently free on bond ahead of an Aug. 19 hearing.