Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, who shot and killed motorist Sam Dubose in 2015, will essentially walk away a free man after the voluntary manslaughter and murder charges against him were dropped on Monday. Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Leslie Ghiz dismissed the charges with prejudice, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer, meaning the case was permanently dismissed. U.S. Attorney Ben Glassman is “looking into federal civil rights violations against Tensing.” Read more here.
Following the police shooting deaths of Justine Damond and Philando Castile, activists are posting road signs in protest of Minnesota police. The signs depict the image of a trigger happy police man with the text “WARNING: TWIN CITIES POLICE EASILY STARTLED.” According to tweets, at least two were posted—one in St. Paul and the other in Minneapolis. “There’s a side of truth to the sign,” Joe Morino, who snapped a photo of one of the signs in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, told the Minneapolis StarTribune. “That tells you there is something wrong with the system.”
After tweeting about a “beleaguered” Jeff Sessions (and sparking jokes all across social media), is President Trump about to let him go? According to The Washington Post, Trump and his advisers are possibly considering removing Sessions as Attorney General, with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani touted as potential replacements (though Cruz says stories being reported are “false”). “Replacing Sessions is viewed by some Trump associates as potentially being part of a strategy to fire special counsel Robert S. Mueller III,” WaPo reports, “and end his investigation of whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin to influence the 2016 election, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment publicly.”
Also important to know: John McCain will reportedly return to the Senate on Tuesday ahead of the health care vote.
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