DuBose family settles with U. of Cincinnati

Posted at 9:28 AM, Jan 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-18 10:47:12-05

CINCINNATI -- The family of Samuel DuBose settled with the University of Cincinnati for $4.85 million plus free tuition for DuBose's 12 children, the university announced Monday.

DuBose was shot and killed by UC police officer Ray Tensing in July. The shooting sparked national media attention and protests.

Tensing's body camera video shows him shoot an unarmed DuBose point-blank, killing him as he sat behind the wheel of his car. Upon the release of the footage, county prosecutor Joe Deters charged Tensing with murder. The trial has been delayed twice so far, with a pretrial hearing scheduled for Feb. 11.

MORE: Watch the body cam video from the fatal traffic stop

DuBose's 12 children will all receive free undergraduate tuition and fees, a press release from UC said, which they valued at approximately $500,000. The estimated monetary value from the settlement equals roughly $5.3 million.

The settlement also includes an "appropriate memorial commemorating Samuel DuBose" on UC's campus, a formal apology issued by university president Santa Ono, and an invitation for the DuBose family to take part in UCPD's Community Action Committee to help aid campus police reform.

The settlement decision was announced on Martin Luther King Jr. Day; WCPO Insider Cartoonist Kevin Necessary depicted the civil rights leader in a cartoon responding to the murder charge in DuBose's death announced at the end of July.