The family of Samuel DuBose has settled its civil rights and wrongful death claims with the University of Cincinnati. Value of settlement is $5.3 million. This includes compensation of $4.85 million plus $500 thousand worth of tuition and fee remission to the 12 children of Sam Dubose.
Mr. DuBose was shot and killed during a traffic stop by University of Cincinnati Police Department (UCPD) Officer Ray Tensing on July 19, 2015. UC and the family will agree on a memorial on campus and receive a written apology from the UC President. The family is also welcome at the Community Advisory Council meetings where comprehensive police reform is being addressed. The family will also continue to closely follow the criminal case against Mr. Tensing who is under indictment for murder. Al Gerhardstein of Gerhardstein & Branch represents the family along with Michael Wright of Dayton and Mark O’Mara from Florida.
Al Gerhardstein said, “Martin Luther King urged us to peacefully resolve disputes. This family has listened to him. They suffered the most severe harm that law enforcement can inflict on anyone but they have responded peacefully and with a goal of preventing excessive force in the future. They worked constructively with UC and are to be commended.”
A joint press release from the family and the University is available here.