An attorney for police officer Andrew Delke asked a judge for a second time to move his trial out of Davidson County.
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.
A Nashville judge has denied Metro Police Officer Andrew Delke’s request to bring in jurors from another county for his upcoming murder trial.
The local media were in the spotlight Wednesday morning at the latest hearing in the case against Metro Nashville Police Officer Andrew Delke. His attorneys say “pervasive” coverage of last summer’s police-involved shooting has “poisoned the well” of potential jurors.
Listen / Attorneys for Metro Nashville Police Officer Andrew Delke argue he can’t get a fair trial in Davidson County because the local jury pool has already been tainted. A newly unsealed document asks the court to move the trial to another location because of widespread publicity in the aftermath of the shooting.
Listen / A Supreme Court decision in the 1980s known as Tennessee v. Garner is back in the public eye. It came up during the court proceedings for Nashville police officer Andrew Delke, who this week pleaded not guilty to a first-degree murder charge for a fatal shooting in July.