Civil rights leader and pastor Bobby Hilton was also disgusted by the settlement.
“After sitting through the trial of Ray Tensing with the family of Samuel DuBose and witnessing lies and blatant acts of racism, the news of Ray Tensing getting a financial settlement is like a nail in the heart,” said Hilton. “However, our trust remains in God that with His help, we may someday obtain truth and justice for all.”
UC President Neville Pinto wrote in an email to students, faculty, and staff concerning the settlement: “this agreement will be difficult for our community,” but he is hopeful “we can focus on supporting each other as members of the same Bearcat family—even, perhaps especially, if we don’t agree.”
Tensing was happy about his settlement.
“I’m satisfied with the settlement agreement with the University of Cincinnati,” Tensing said in a statement Thursday. “This case has caused a lot of strife in the community, and I believe the settlement will allow for healing to continue; it certainly will do that for me after two difficult trials.”
He was not specific on how his money will help him heal after killing an unarmed man. He also did not give any specifics on how his settlement will help his victim’s children heal as they grow up without a dad.