Kim Neal, Citizen Complaint and Internal Audit Director
The CCIA Department performs its duties and responsibilities independently and consistently.
Citizen Complaint Authority Statement regarding Indictment of UC Police Officer
July 29, 2015 – Today the City of Cincinnati and the nation witnessed the unprecedented indictment of a University of Cincinnati Police Officer, Ray Tensing. Officer Ray Tensing was indicted for murder in the shooting death of Mr. Samuel DuBose. Officer Tensing conducted a traffic stop of Mr. DuBose due to his vehicle “not having a front license plate on his vehicle.” Officer Tensing was immediately terminated from his duties as a University of Cincinnati Police Officer after his indictment and arraignment. Two other University of Cincinnati Police Officers have been placed on paid administrative leave as a result of an internal investigation related to the case.
Although the fatal shooting of Mr. DuBose did not involve a Cincinnati Police Officer and does not fall under the jurisdiction of the Collaborative Agreement or the Memorandum of Agreement, this distinction is separated by a very thin line. Bias-Free policing remains central to civilian oversight across our nation.
The Citizen Complaint Authority (CCA) in cooperation with the community, Cincinnati Police Department, other stakeholders and the full endorsement of the City Administration, remains committed to bias-free policing. The CCA will continue to advance our mission of investigating serious interventions by police officers, including but not limited to, discharging of firearms, deaths in custody and excessive use of force, improper pointing of firearms, and improper search and seizures as well as to resolve all citizen complaints in a fair and efficient manner. Finally, in the spirit of the Mutual Aid Agreement, CCA stands poised to remain fair and impartial and offer any technical assistance to the University of Cincinnati’s Police Department.
Department of Citizen Complaint & Internal Audit
805 Central Ave., Suite 610
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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