Jurors In Tensing Retrial Won't See Confederate Flag T-Shirt

May 27, 2017

Ray Tensing's black T-shirt with the flag and the words "Great Smoky Mountains" will not be seen by jurors

The jury in the murder retrial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist will not see the officer's undershirt depicting a Confederate battle flag.

A Hamilton County judge on Friday ruled the garment would be too prejudicial. Prosecutors said the T-shirt Tensing wore under his uniform the day of Samuel DuBose's death was relevant because it was undamaged, countering Tensing's claim he was dragged by DuBose's car as he tried to drive away from a traffic stop in 2015.