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Hearing set in officer's retrial in traffic stop killing

FILE- In this July 19, 2015, file photo, Ray Tensing arrives at court on the fourth day of jury deliberations in his murder trial, in Cincinnati. Prosecutors in Ohio say a T-shirt with a Confederate flag emblem worn by Tensing, a white police officer, under his uniform is relevant evidence for countering his claim that he feared for his life when he shot Sam DuBose, an unarmed black motorist. The defense says the T-shirt isn’t relevant, but could prejudice the jury. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

CINCINNATI (AP) — A pretrial hearing is set in the upcoming murder retrial of a white Ohio police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist.
Hamilton County Judge Leslie Ghiz (giz) scheduled a hearing for Thursday that’s expected to cover juror anonymity and news media access.
Jury selection in the case of ex-University of Cincinnati Officer Ray Tensing is scheduled to begin May 25th.
Tensing’s first trial last year ended in a hung jury. Jurors’ identities were shielded in that case.
Ghiz imposed a gag order on participants shortly after taking over the retrial.
She plans a May 26th hearing on evidence issues including whether Tensing’s undershirt with a Confederate flag emblem should be admitted.
Tensing testified he feared for his life when Samuel DuBose tried to drive away from a 2015 traffic stop.