Nashville will pay $2.25 million in a settlement to the family of a man was fatally shot while running away from a city police officer.
Metro Nashville plans to pay $2.25 million to the family of Daniel Hambrick, a Black man killed by a white police officer during a foot chase in July 2018.
The team resembles several proactive initiatives that have come and gone at MNPD over the years, following criticism from community members for their aggressive enforcement tactics.
Officer Andrew Delke’s defense attorney had urged the court to allow out-of-town jurors to hear his case, arguing media coverage and Black Lives Matter protests had biased potential jurors.
Andrew Delke’s attorney argues it would be too difficult to find 12 local jurors in Nashville without an opinion on the case, especially after Daniel Hambrick’s death became a rallying cry.
The first murder trial of a Nashville police officer for an on-duty killing has been delayed again. Andrew Delke will not stand trial until at least July, according to an order signed by a judge on Tuesday. Jury selection was slated to begin in mid-February.
On the two-year anniversary of the death of a Nashville man who by police, six teen activists who have been at the forefront of recent Black Lives Matter protests are learning where their own hometown fits within the national narrative about police brutality and racial justice.
The first murder trial of a Nashville police officer has been postponed twice — first to work around a scheduling conflict for an expert witness, then because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As protests spread throughout the country in the wake of recent high-profile killings by police officers, Nashville is gearing up for its own demonstrations this weekend.
The high-profile trial of the first Nashville police officer charged with murder for an on-duty shooting could be postponed, due to the coronavirus pandemic.