Jury selection was supposed to begin Tuesday morning for the first trial of a Nashville police officer charged with murder. Instead, Andrew Delke is now serving a three-year sentence for manslaughter. Criminal justice reporter Samantha Max spoke with WPLN’s Morning Edition host Nina Cardona about the plea deal.
A Nashville police officer will stand trial for murder next week, for the first time in the city’s history. To help tell the story of that shooting and to catch listeners up on the case, WPLN News will be airing four half-hour specials, starting tonight.
Nashville police are changing how they investigate bomb threats after a committee analyzed their handling of a 2019 tip that an Antioch man was building an explosive. The department never made contact, and the man went on to detonate his RV on Second Avenue downtown on Christmas morning last year.
Three Nashville police officers who raided the wrong apartment in a public housing complex last summer are now facing harsh discipline. The officers broke down the door while looking for a teenager whom they thought had stolen several cars. Instead, they barged in on a woman and her children.
Police oversight officials are recommending changes to the Metro Nashville Police Department’s hiring practices. And they’re asking the public to weigh in.
The spate of violent interactions comes at an inflection point for policing in the city: a new chief, a stronger-than-ever Community Oversight Board and mounting questions about the future of policing.
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.
As authorities investigate a recent shooting by a Nashville police officer, records show his prior instances of using force were always justified by the department. And his proactive policing led to internal praise.
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.
Police have repeatedly asserted that officers did not have enough evidence for a search warrant when the Christmas bomber’s girlfriend reported he was building explosives in 2019. But some legal experts say otherwise.