Delke attorney suggests former officer's Nashville trial could cause civil unrest
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An attorney argues that potential for civil unrest is a reason to move the trial of a white Nashville police officer charged in the fatal shooting of an armed Black man from behind during a chase.
Defense attorney David Raybin argued Monday for a venue change in the case against Officer Andrew Delke in the shooting of 25-year-old Daniel Hambrick. His previous motion to get an out-of-town jury failed.
Raybin argues a fair trial can't happen in Nashville after a May destructive protest that saw a fire set in the city's historic courthouse.
Prosecutors contend the trial should remain local.
A ruling is expected by the week's end.