Delke murder trial will remain in Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge has again declined to move the first-degree murder trial of a Nashville police officer in the fatal shooting of an armed Black man from behind.
Davidson County Criminal Court Judge Monte Watkins on Thursday wrote that he believes jurors can be fair and impartial when they are picked for the trial against Officer Andrew Delke in the shooting of 25-year-old Daniel Hambrick.
Delke’s attorney renewed a failed try to move the jury outside Nashville. He also wanted the trial physically moved after nationwide racial unrest spurred a night of destructive protests in Nashville in May.