A police officer is expected to appear in a Nashville courtroom today to plead guilty to manslaughter for the 2018 shooting of Daniel Hambrick.
The first Metro Nashville Police Department officer charged with murder for an on-duty killing will not stand trial.
Jim Todd, who’s practiced as a Nashville prosecutor and a defense attorney, says the first murder trial against a Nashville police officer for an on-duty shooting is a very difficult case to break down.
Since 2005, Philip Stinson, a former cop, has been tracking every single time an officer is charged with a criminal offense. “It’s very difficult for a prosecutor to get a conviction in one of these cases,” he says.
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Nashville police officers have shot five people so far this year, and two young men have shot and killed themselves during encounters with officers — one seemingly accidentally.
Jurors will be allowed to view surveillance footage of a 2018 shooting by a Nashville police officer during his murder trial next month, a judge has ruled. That video could sway the outcome of the trial.
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.
The judge overseeing the trial of Nashville police officer Andrew Delke says his defense team will not be able to mention the criminal record of the man he shot.
Grants are opening soon for community groups that have ideas for reducing violence in Nashville, according to the mayor’s office. Ron Johnson, the city’s recently appointed community safety coordinator, is encouraging people to apply.