A white former University of Cincinnati police officer, who fatally shot an unarmed black man in 2015, will now receive more than $300,000 in back pay and legal fees, the university announced this week. 

According to the Associated Press, the institution recently settled a grievance filed on behalf of Ray Tensing, who shot 43-year-old Sam DuBose during a traffic stop in the summer of 2015. Tensing was fired from the university after he was indicted on charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in DuBose's death. The Fraternal Order of Police, who filed on Tensing's behalf, reportedly challenged his termination. The union argued its contract states employees should remain on paid leave until the case is resolved. 

The university has agreed to pay Tensing $244,000 in back pay and benefits as well as $100,000 in legal fees. As part of the settlement, the union affirmed Tensing will not pursue any further claims against the university, the AP reported. 

Tensing shot and killed DuBose during a traffic stop after pulling him over for a missing front license plate in July 2015. Charges against the former officer were dropped after two jury deadlocks

University of Cincinnati President Neville Pinto acknowledged in a statement that news of the agreement to pay Tensing would be "difficult," the AP reported. 

"I realize this agreement will be difficult for our community," he said. "I am nevertheless hopeful that we can focus on supporting each other as members of the same Bearcat family — even, perhaps especially, if we don't agree."