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Cincinnati cop pleads not guilty to murder in traffic stop, freed on bail

Cincinnati cop pleads not guilty to murder in traffic stop, freed on bail

A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of murder and was ordered jailed on $1 million bail. Fired UC officer Ray Tensing later posted 10 percent of that amount and was released, the Hamilton County Court clerk's website said. He was freed at about 6:30 p.m., county sheriff's spokesman Mike Robison confirmed. People in the courtroom audience had erupted into cheers and clapped when Tensing's bail was set at $1 million, drawing the ire of Judge Megan Shanahan. "Ladies and gentlemen! This is a courtroom," the judge said sharply. Tensing also pleaded not guilty to a...

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