CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati plans an independent review of police department policies after one of its officers fatally shot a man whose car was missing a license plate.
In a statement Monday, the school says it is hiring an independent reviewer to go over police policies and procedures.
Forty-three-year-old Samuel Dubose was killed on July 19.
His death comes amid months of national scrutiny of police dealings with African-Americans, especially those killed by officers. Dubose is black. The officer is white. Authorities haven't indicated whether race is a part of the investigation.
Florida attorney Mark O'Mara has been retained to represent the Dubose family's interests. O'Mara defended former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin's fatal shooting.
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(Photo: Courtesy of the Dubose Family via NBC News)