Lawyers for Officer Andrew Delke have focused on two issues that are likely to play a central role at trial: whether Delke had the right to shoot and a missing piece of surveillance footage.
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 Nashville District Attorney’s Office has announced it will no longer prosecute people for possession of less than half of an ounce of marijuana. District Attorney Glenn Funk said marijuana charges do “little to promote public health, and even less to promote public safety.”
An agreement that spared the life of a man on death row could transform the future of death penalty cases in Tennessee. Judges raised concerns about the settlement during a Court of Criminal Appeals hearing Tuesday morning.
Nashville’s Community Oversight Board wants to investigate the death of a man who was arrested in February. The officers who arrested Gabriel Hines have been accused of using physical force. The Metro Nashville Police Department says an internal investigation cleared them of wrongdoing. But the city’s new police oversight group still has questions.
Nashville judges have denied a request to release almost all non-violent offenders from the county’s jails.
Nashville is testing body cameras, marking its third round of field trials in as many years. Mayor John Cooper announced Tuesday morning that the police department will begin a slow rollout in March, starting with two dozen officers in traffic-related units, and then dole out 20 more cameras in May, for a three-month beta testing […]
Criminal justice reform advocates are proposing a new deadline for body cameras in Nashville. They want to see Metro Police officers wearing them by January. Outside the mayor’s office Tuesday night — and just before a Metro Council meeting — demonstrators urged local leaders to stop delaying the rollout, shouting “three years, three mayors, still […]
A Nashville judge has denied Metro Police Officer Andrew Delke’s request to bring in jurors from another county for his upcoming murder trial.
Missed deadlines. Three years’ worth. After countless public pledges to equip the Metro Nashville Police Department with body cameras, officers still aren’t wearing them. In the meantime, there have been two high-profile police shootings, further fueling calls for increased transparency in law enforcement.